Goring Gap Boat Club is poised to start building its own boathouse, finally providing a much-anticipated permanent home for one of the largest recreational boating clubs in the Thames Valley.
We need to raise an additional £30,000 to close our funding gap and allow building works to begin within the next few months. We have already secured the majority of the funding required, but we need your help to reach our final target!
We are launching a “buy a brick” campaign, offering all members of the club & community the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project. Although the boathouse itself will not be made of bricks, your donation will be permanently acknowledged with a personalised inscription on our funding wall in the new Boathouse.
We hope you will love this idea as much as we do; not only is it your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy within your club’s new home, but you will be helping to provide vital funds to finally launch this long-anticipated project! We would love as many members as possible to be represented on our donor’s wall.
How to buy your brick
1. Choose your brick:
We are offering 3 different “sizes” of brick, each of which will be recognised with a commensurately sized inscription:
- Bronze – £100
- Silver – £250
- Gold – £500
You can buy as many bricks as you would like!
2. Send your donation:
Donations can be made directly to the Club’s bank account:
Account name: Goring Gap Boat Club
Sort Code: 30-13-42
Account Number: 12354968
Please use your name as a reference.
3. Let us know:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your donation, including:
- The name(s) you would like added to the donor’s wall, up to a maximum of 40 characters.
- Whether we can claim gift aid on your donation.
Your donation can be made anonymously if you would prefer
4. Spread the word:
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might want to take advantage of this opportunity
Unfortunately setbacks delayed the project for over a year and construction costs increased. We raised the £245,000 required, but we now need an extra £30,000 to build the first phase of the boathouse. We cannot start building unless we have the money to pay for it.
We have to raise £30,000 fast or grants of £140,000 will expire.
We are in a critical position. Please help by donating to the club fund.
There will be a boathouse briefing on Thursday 23 February at 8pm at the Goring Social Club. We will provide an update, show the model and plans of the boathouse and answer any questions. This meeting is open to anyone interested in the boathouse, not only club members.
River conditions have improved considerably. Although it will be cold, and maybe even snowy, this weekend, we expect the club sessions will go ahead.
There will be more debris than normal in the water, brought down by the strong stream, so please take good care, especially if you are rowing outside the club sessions.