WYCLIFFE COLLEGE BOAT CLUB’S ROW4ROB – 21 JUNE 2014
New video and photos from June’s Row4Rob event. The video is a lovely encapsulation of the day:
A big thank you to Sarah Payne and her helpers, sponsors and supporters for organising such a wonderful event in support of Rob. The sun shone as Sarah and 28 rowers set off on the first leg of their row down to Purton. As they set off Charles and Jan Nicolay were busy organising their team of helpers so the BBQ, cakes and refreshments were ready and waiting for their return. A few supporters followed on the towpath and others met the crews at Purton to offer encouragement (and jelly babies) ahead of
their return journey.
Back at the Boathouse, friends and families of the crews were gathering to offer their congratulations to the participants and to enjoy the wonderful food and refreshments.
It was great that Ian, Gill, Rob and Kirsty were able to join everybody at the Wycliffe Boathouse.
There is a fuller write up on the Wycliffe Times website and the total raised from the event is now over £5,000.
The Donation Page is still open if you would like to add your support.
Huge thank you to everyone involved in the event for supporting Cammpaign4Rob.
Details for the Row4Rob are as follows:
The raffle will include a t-shirt signed by the current GB rowing squad, including 4 Olympic Gold Medallists as well as World Champions.
Good luck to everyone involved in the event and thank you for supporting Rob and his future.
Wycliffe College Boat Club is delighted to announce that Bill Barry and Alan Campbell have kindly offered to be Patrons for Row4Rob, our sponsored row of 16 miles on the Glos Sharpness canal on 21 June.
Bill, an Olympic Silver medallist in the coxless fours in 1964 Olympics, coached Alan Campbell to win his Bronze medal in the single scull at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Both men were very moved to hear about Rob’s injury and inspired by his motivation to rebuild his life and plans to go to University, and have offered to help in this generous way to promote our fundraising.
Bill has a connection to Wycliffe and Rob already, as he generously gave up time to coach Rob’s coxless quad in the run up to the Henley Qualifying races in 2011. Two sculling sessions that the boys will never forget! More news from Bill and Alan to follow.
Registration for the sponsored row and an opportunity to support the rowers by helping out or attending the post Row BBQ is now open so please contact Sarah on email@example.com
if you would like to be involved.
We also now have a Donation page so please do look at that as well: Row4Rob Donation Page
On Saturday 21 June 2014 the Wycliffe College Boat Club will be completing a sponsored Row4Rob. This will be a 16 mile sponsored row from the Boathouse to Sharpness Docks and back.
Rob was a keen and successful rower through his time at Wycliffe College, an important member of one of Wycliffe’s most successful recent crews, just missing out on competing at the Henley Royal Regatta. They did however gain a healthy medal collection at both National Championships and local regattas.
Current Boat Club members and OW rowers are most welcome to participate in this challenge,please contact Sarah Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be involved and would like more information.