Marlow RC RowAbility Project

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Here at Marlow Rowing Club we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise donations for our Marlow RowAbility project to provide easier and safer access to the water for everybody, but our para and adaptive rowing squads in particular. 

Since devastating fires back in 2011, Marlow Rowing Club rose from the ashes to maintain its status as one of the UK’s leading clubs for Adaptive Rowing Squads, training top Rowing Paralympian talent and hopefuls alike, and inspiring those with disability and mobility issues to follow their rowing trails.

Greats such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Gold Medal Paralympian Naomi Riches MBE all train there. While Marlow Rowing Club has a new indoor state-of-the-art fully accessible facility, sadly funds raised couldn’t stretch to pay for easier and safer water access or an under-cover boat storage area.

Our Marlow RowAbility project will upgrade part of the existing site to become a state-of-the-art, easy to use facility for the storage of boats and access to the river for the club’s para and adaptive rowing squads.

Facilities will also enable older and less mobile members to continue to be able to use their single sculling boats. And with no steps or gaps to navigate our upgraded rafts will provide easier and safer access to the water for ALL users of our Marlow Watersports Hub.

The project has been planned and costed as follows:

Land Side:

Site preparation, demolition and build
Tree works
Professional and planning fees
Sub-total £140,000

Water Side:

Re-piling, new timbers and launch moorings
2 x “Poralu” pontoons
Sub-total £60,000

TOTAL COST = £200,000

The club aims to complete all the works required within two years. To boost the start of fundraising, they are already fortunate to have been left a legacy of £38,000. Our gala dinner to launch the fundraising campaign and application for grants from various sport foundations and bodies mean that we are seeking to raise £100,000 through donations to help make this inspirational project a reality. So we need your help to make it happen!

Donations can be from just £10, and all contributions will be gratefully received. The committee has also designed a “Patron” reward scheme to say a special thank you for larger donations:

A Bronze Donation of £800 plus Gift Aid = £1,000

- Your name on the Patron’s board integrated into new facility structure
- An exclusive Patron’s lapel pin designed by Naomi Riches
- An invitation to the opening ceremony

A Silver Donation of £4,000 plus Gift Aid = £5,000

- Your name on the Patron’s board integrated into new facility structure
- An exclusive Patron’s lapel pin designed by Naomi Riches
- A VIP invitation to the opening ceremony
- A silver name star in entrance area floor

Gold Donation of £8,000 plus Gift Aid = £10,000

- Your name on the Patron’s board integrated into new facility structure
- An exclusive Patron’s lapel pin designed by Naomi Riches
- A VIP Invitation to the opening ceremony
- An invitation to an exclusive VIP event for Patrons
- A “Hollywood” style GOLD name star in entrance area floor

Please help us to make this project possible by donating as much as you can and please pass on the appeal details on your own social media network to family, friends and your other contacts to help spread our message.

To make a donation, please click on the DONATE button here. We could also claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting each one by 25%.

Thank you for your support! It will really make a difference!

 

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