Helping give young people an Oarsome Chance


Oarsome Chance is a ground-breaking new charity bringing  about change for disadvantaged young people in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas by using the powerful incentive of sport in combination with vocational training. 

As part of their work, the charity is developing the OC 24 skiff – a purpose-built boat designed for them by Paul Fisher for the young people to build and then row.  

West System International jumped at the chance to get involved with the OC 24 skiff build project through materials sponsorship. The company has provided Oarsome Chance with an extensive range of WEST SYSTEM®  products and other materials for the build, and we can’t wait to see how the project progresses.

 Paul O’Grady, Oarsome Chance founder and Chair of Trustees expressed his thanks on behalf of the Oarsome Chance team, “I cannot thank West System International enough on behalf of our local youngsters for their very generous donation of materials for the build of our first OC 24 Skiff. The OC 24 is a very exciting project for us all.” 

Hamish Cook from West System International said, “We are pleased to be involved and look forward to seeing the OC 24 Skiff in the water helping to have a positive influence on young people’s lives.” 

Epoxycraft will be following the OC 24 project so keep an eye on our website and follow @WestSystemInternational on Facebook to keep up to date with the project’s progress.

Find out more about Oarsome Chance  


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