Fundraising Success: New boats and blades

In 2015 we set out long term plans to raise funding to purchase 2 new double sculls, 2 new single sculls and a number of sets of sculling blades to provide equipment for our continually growing Junior squad.  We were lucky to receive £2000 of funding from the Rowing Foundation which enabled us to purchase 6 sets of sculling blades. In March 2017 we received funding of £3900 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme which was another huge help.

The club held a 12 hour water rowing sponsored event, produced and sold calendars at Christmas and held many other fund raising events to help raise the remaining funds. We welcomed a brand new Wintech double ‘Phil Sturgeon’ and 2 brand new Wintech singles ‘Sarah Louise’ and ‘Oarsome Alice’ to our fleet win April 2018. We also purchased a 2nd had double which completed this project.

Thanks to all those who helped raise the funds!

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