24 Hour Charity Rowing Marathon at Borlase

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A school rowing club in Marlow is attempting to row for 24 hours non-stop to raise much needed funds for a new boat and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Nearly 50 teenage rowers from Sir William Borlase s Grammar School Boat Club in Marlow, Bucks will row for two hours each across a 24-hour period. With four teams each comprising of twelve boys and girls aged 13-18, they will row on four ergos in the school hall. The Borlase Boat Club 24 Hour Rowing Rave is being held between 2pm Saturday 17th and 2pm Sunday 18th December 2011.

Robin Dowell, Director of Rowing said, This is a fantastic, fun, team event that the whole club is supporting to raise money for a really worthy cause. We felt teenagers raising money for teenagers less fortunate than themselves, was a great match. It also helps us raise funds for new equipment to compete at a high level and achieve even more success for more committed children and young people keen to participate in rowing.
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is one of only a handful of state schools across the country offering rowing as a sport with two of their senior girls representing Great Britain last year and four senior boys breaking a course record at this year s Henley Royal Regatta. The club is entirely funded by donations and has doubled in size in the last five years so every penny counts. Parental donations cover the day-to-day running costs but we are in need of extra funds to purchase new equipment.

If you would like to support Borlase Boat Club and The Teenage Cancer Trust please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Borlaseboatclub24hourrowing.

For further details please contact organiser Melissa Wood on 07852 317513 or email melissacwood@hotmail.com

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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