Team Gravesend RC’s story
We are rowing for 48 hours non-stop to raise money for Gravesend RC so we can get more people, especially juniors, out on the river.
Our growing junior membership means we regularly run out of boats for our juniors to use, limiting how many people we can get rowing at any one time. Last year we purchased a second hand 8, renamed Neptune, which needs a fair amount of work to get it out on the river.
Given we operate in one of the more deprived parts of the South East, and are keen to keep our membership open to everyone, we have some of the lowest membership rates of any rowing club in the area. Unfortunately, this means large repairs such as this are beyond us without a focused fundraising effort.
The money raised will go towards repairs to Neptune, allowing us to get more young people rowing, reconnecting with the river heritage of the town, and meaning we can enter adult and junior crews into both local and national events.