By Syrinix Ltd

Row Zambezi Team

Syrinix is proud to support the Row Zambezi team, as it aims to row 1000km down the Zambezi river, from the Zambian border to Victoria Falls, to raise funds for Village Water.
would like to tell you a little about the project and encourage you,if possible, to sponsor the expedition and help provide clean water to villages and communities in Zambia.

Rowing for up to eight hours, and hoping to cover up to 70km each day, in three double sculling boats, the team hope to complete the gruelling expedition in 20 days.

The Row Zambezi team includes Dermod Sweeney, a member of Syrinix’s advisory panel. Dermod Sweeney is an experienced rower and has taken part in a number of endurance events, including marathons and triathlons. Talking about his latest challenge, Dermod said,
“With a long career in the water sector, I am acutely aware of the increasing criticality of water and sanitation in the world. There are great shortages of both these commodities in just about every part of the world. So supporting the work of Village Water in rural Africa is a no brainer for me. I will be 65 when I push off from the bank just south of the Angolan border, so I need to make sure I am well-prepared for this challenge and have been training hard on the water!”

Village Water ( provides sustainable water wells, sanitation and hygiene education to rural communities in Zambia. Since the charity first started working on the ground in 2007 it has helped more than 65,000 people in over 240 villages.

The team is funding the expedition itself and so all money raised through sponsorship will go directly to Village Water. The team would be grateful for any sponsorship, however big or small.

There are several ways to support the expedition:

Sponsor or donate through JustGiving (
Join the team on Facebook (
Check out the website (
Buy the Charity single: ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ (

We wish Dermod and the Row Zambezi team lots of luck on their gruelling expedition and hope they raise lots of money for Village Water!