Rowing Loch Ness for The Howarth Foundation

Hi, we're Aura Print, and we're so proud to be taking on this mammoth challenge in support of The Howarth Foundation!

Let us tell you more...

As a proud member of The Howarth Foundation’s Business Building Futures initiative, we’ve been honoured to support The Howarth Foundation for a long time now.

As a local charity whose work is crucial to those who are easily forgotten, The Howarth Foundation work to provide a Private Sector solution to a Public Sector problem. Through this, they support the homeless, recently re-housed, those fleeing domestic violence, sofa surfing or in unsafe accommodation, guiding them into employment or training.

One at a time and step-by-step, The Howarth Foundation changes lives, which is something we’re immensely proud to get behind.

Our 2023 Loch Ness team will include staff from all areas of Aura Print , from our Singing Customer Service Advisor to our Mountaineering Marketer, alongside members of The Howarth Foundation, friends, family & business associates of Aura Print.



This dynamic duo is taking on Loch Ness with an unbeatable Father-Daughter bond. Liam, the hot tub aficionado and Director of Aura Print brings his impressive leadership skills to the boat, meanwhile, his daughter Millie, the speedy 14-year-old runner provides the youthful energy and endurance needed to power through the waves.


This brother & sister team have conquered mountains together and now they’re ready to take on the challenge of rowing Loch Ness. With a shared love of F1, camping, and the great outdoors, they’re no strangers to pushing themselves to the limit.

With their competitive and unwavering sibling bond, this pair is sure to wake up Nessie!


Introducing Dom & Allan, the dynamic duo that’s about to make waves on Loch Ness!

First up is Dom, and when he’s not pumping iron, you’ll find him dazzling audiences on stage with his incredible musical theatre skills. From Christmas Panto to daring performances such as Bonnie & Clyde, he’s a real showstopper, and oh boy does he have an incredible set of pipes!

On the other side of the boat is Allan, who loves nothing more than exploring the great outdoors, embarking on epic walking adventures. His love for nature is rivalled only by his passion for pool. With a cue in hand, Allan becomes a pool shark, sinking balls and impressing opponents with his strategic finesse.


Chris and John are Aura Print’s production superstars!

Chris is the go-to guy for all things large format and has an unwavering passion for Huddersfield Town FC that is only matched by his love for printing.

John, on the other hand, is a production team member by day, but at night he transforms into a rockstar, performing as a solo artist and with his band, Mundi Club.


James, the chief Graphic Designer at Aura Print, is always ready for a challenge and loves exploring the great outdoors. Whether it’s camping, hiking, or swimming, James is always up for a new adventure.

Meanwhile, Andy is a thrill-seeker on two wheels, tearing up the trails on his mountain bike. When he’s not hitting the dirt, Andy is a talented musician, shredding his guitar with his band.


Rachael and Jono are a power duo, ready to take on the challenge of Loch Ness with their impressive paddling skills and top-notch navigation.

Rachael brings her famous mix of compassion and competitiveness to the team, as well as a history of long-distance fundraising events for The Howarth Foundation.

Jono is a true family man, always bringing joy to those around him!


Rob & Jonathan make up the ultimate due of experience and enthusiasm.

Rob’s competitive spirit and fitness prowess make him a formidable opponent on the water, while Jonathan’s patience and dedication to helping others make him a valuable teammate.


Meet Gary and Andy, the older statesmen of the expedition.

These guys have worked together for over 12 years; Gary is a strategic thinker, mentor and entrepreneur; Andy is a business owner and marketeer; they’re both suffering Leeds United supporters.

They have the added advantage that Andy joined us on our first Loch Ness row in 2011, so he’s no stranger to the task that lies ahead.

Our team will hit the A9 Northbound on Friday, 23rd June, rowing 54 miles over the following two days, and having feet back on Yorkshire soil on Monday, 26th June. With each rower towing three nights’ accommodation in their canoes, we’ll be packing light and pitching our tents along the way.

Every single donation will help will us across the water, knowing you'll be helping The Howarth Foundation to:

  • Support their annual running costs as a registered charity
  • Provide training courses, travel, meal and clothing expenses
  • Provide occasional living financial support packages until clients receive their first salary
  • Provide household necessities e.g. bed, bedding, furniture
  • Provide mental health and other necessary medical expenses

This isn't an easily accomplished feat, but we're immensely proud to be supporting THF, and we're hoping you'll take your support one step further by sponsoring our row.

We've made it easy, by creating three awesome sponsorship packages. Each tier has been designed to help build your brand awareness as a thank you for your support, while connecting your brand with a charity whose long-term goal is to eradicate homelessness across West Yorkshire.

How much would you say that's worth?

3 Ways to Change Lives: How Your Business Can Sponsor our Loch Ness Charity Row with The Howarth Foundation.

Sponsor our Loch Ness challenge now for just £50 and you'll get a shout-out on our sponsor blog, featuring your business logo in all its glory.

But that's not all! We'll also give you a social media mention, spreading the word far and wide about your support for The Howarth Foundation. And the sooner you hop on board, the more exposure you'll get.

*To sponsor, comment 'TIER ONE' along with your donation and we'll be in touch*

Ready to set sail on a high-seas adventure?

We're rowing Loch Ness for an exceptional cause, and we want YOU to sponsor one of our trusty canoes.

For just £150, you'll get everything from our Tier One sponsorship package - a shout-out on our sponsor blog, a feature on our social media, and plenty of exposure as we row our way to glory.

But wait, there's more! We'll also put your business branding on a custom flag that we'll proudly fly from our canoe, and if you're feeling extra adventurous, you can name the canoe!

*To sponsor, comment 'TIER TWO' along with your donation and we'll be in touch*

Are you ready to help us make colossal waves?

For a life-changing £250, not only will you receive everything from our Tier One package, but you'll also have the opportunity to have your branding displayed on the shores of the Monster Loch!

You'll have the opportunity to back an individual rower who will proudly wear a vest featuring your company's logo, not only during the row but also during all our epic adventures along the way.

But wait, there's more! As a Tier Three sponsor, we'll also give your business a social media boost!

So what are you waiting for? Hop aboard our rowing adventure and help us make a splash for a good cause.

*To sponsor, comment 'TIER THREE' along with your donation and we'll be in touch*

Not a business or can't stretch to £50 right now? That's OK. Every penny creates a future for someone who had all but written off the idea of one, so please contribute whatever you can.

Thank you in advance for contributing to this cause; it means so much to all of us at Aura Print and The Howarth Foundation. To find out more about our fundraiser, head over to our recent blog post today.


  • Jonathan Thompson
    • £390 
    • 6 mos
  • Jonathan a Thompson
    • £150 
    • 7 mos
  • Joanne & Jamie Hall
    • £10 
    • 7 mos
  • Carole Butterfield
    • £10 
    • 7 mos
  • Marilyn & Richard Shepherd
    • £25 
    • 7 mos

Fundraising team: Aura Print (3)

Zoey Robins
Raised £795 from 13 donations
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Jonathan Thompson
Team member
Raised £870 from 9 donations
Dominic Moccia
Team member
Raised £20 from 2 donations
This team raised £3,349 from 99 other donations.

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