An Evening with Frank


Over £6,000 Raised at An Evening with Frank!

On Thursday 25th April, at the Oldham Event Centre, Boundary Park, we hosted An Evening with Guinness World Record Atlantic Rower, Business Ambassador for Oldham, and Chairman of Oldham Athletic AFC, Frank Rothwell. 

The event, hosted by BBC North West's Kevin Fitzpatrick celebrated the Latics Chairman’s fantastic Guinness World Record Atlantic rowing achievement with the proceeds from the evening going to support patient care at the Hospice.


The 125 attendees were treated to stories about Frank's adventure and challenges, career achievements and ambitions, a live Q & A, and a raffle and auction.

Joanne Penketh, Head of Lottery & Donor Stewardship at Dr Kershaw’s said: “A fantastic evening had by all! Frank was on top form with Kevin Fitzpatrick working hard to keep him on track!

Frank was fabulous, inspiring and informative, generating lots of laughter throughout with some great questions in the Q&A. The auction went amazingly well with a signed ball, Frank’s one of a kind rowing shirt auctioned literally off his back, and bids for the Boardroom experience at OAFC coming down to a 3-boat race, with Frank generously selling it to all 3! The pie supper was plentiful and went down a treat!

A massive thank you to Frank and Kevin Fitzpatrick and to all those who supported this event, helping to raise a fabulous £6,012.50 for patient care, thank you for making a difference!”