Generations Unite for "Magical" Comic Relief Fundraiser at Copper Box Arena

Lifelong bonds were formed at London's Copper Box Arena on Friday 8th March as fundraisers aged 5 to 85 came together to raise over £2,500 for Comic Relief 2024.
DAGENHAM, U.K. - March 26, 2024 - PRLog -- In his biggest event staged to date, Weininger Irwin (, the UK's first ever TV Gladiators Champion and founder of unique sport Cool Rowings, is 'elated' at having raised £2,500 for Comic Relief, whilst creating an 'intergenerational legacy'.

Weininger is no stranger to Red Nose Day fundraising and has been awarded 'Comic Relief Partner' status. In 2022, he alone raised £4,000+ with a 24-hour solo row-a-thon. And in 2023, he rowed the length of the Elizabeth Line with the help of local schools and the Ageless Teenagers charity, raising £1,000.

This year's fundraising efforts saw Weininger stage TWO events at London's iconic Copper Box Arena on 8th March.

The first event brought together children from schools in Hackney, South Woodford and Redbridge. To help make the day memorable, Weininger called in the help of charity, Ageless Teenagers.

"Intergenerational Magic"

Before the school teams lined up to take the Cool Rowings ( challenge, each of the 60 youngsters was paired with their own Ageless Teenager for personal support. As the races got underway, the kids were tentative. But with the encouragement of their Ageless Teenagers, they were transformed into gung-ho competitors.

Record Attempt: Largest UK Soul Line Dance

Weininger's second event attracted 300+ participants from various age groups. From professional line dancers to fun lovers, anticipation mounted as the group prepared to set the record for the UK's largest soul line dance.

Singer-songwriter Junior Giscombe took the stage to lead the dance with his 1990 hit Morning Will Come.

Ageless Teenager Yvonne Day said, "It's the biggest line dance record attempt I've ever seen and it worked so well. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all."

"An intergenerational legacy"

Weininger was proud of the event's achievements, not least the £2,500 raised for Comic relief.

"For me, the biggest takeaway has to be the intergenerational legacy laid down that day. The bonds formed between the children and their senior mentors were priceless, and the respect from the pro line dancers as our Ageless Teenagers proved they were a force of energy to be reckoned with… it's something I won't forget."

"2025 will be bigger and better"

Weininger has started to plan his Comic Relief 2025 events at the Copper Box Arena. This time, his Ageless Teenagers will go into participating schools to work alongside PE staff ahead of the event.

Schools with Reception and Year 2 pupils eager to become part of the Cool Rowings 2025 Comic Relief Challenge are welcome to contact Cool Rowings ( NOW to register interest.
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