Phase 1 Appeal Success

We are delighted that our fundraising appeal raised enough to start the new boathouse. Thank you to all our donors and to everyone involved in our  fundraising events.

We were lucky to get matched funding for the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme of £10,000 from the Gatehampton Trust. We also received some stunningly generous donations from several people outside the club.

Unfortunately construction costs rose since we first got planning permission. We raised £34,000 in the appeal and with  more expected from  upcoming events, we are confident that we can pay for phase 1. We will start once we get confirmation of our grants from Sport England and the Greenham Common Trust.

We need to start phase 2 of the building project as soon as possible after we build the boathouse shell, so we must continue fundraising.

Here is a list of our future events:

  • Barn Dance on 20 May in Goring Village Hall, contact Tanya Morris.
  • Sponsored Row on 3 June from Oxford to Reading, contact Nick Josephy.
  • Goring & Streatley Regatta 22 July, contact Brian Barnes.
  • Wine tasting on 30 September in Pangbourne Working Men’s Club, contact Tim Armstrong.

We hope that you are as excited as we are to have reached this milestone in the club’s history! We look forward to seeing the construction of the boathouse start shortly.

Boat Race event at the Catherine Wheel in Goring

Finish of 2007 Oxford-Cambridge boat race

The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race takes place this Sunday afternoon 2nd April and the Catherine Wheel pub in Goring will be showing the event on the big screen with fun events in the barn and a sweepstake. Come and watch with other GGBC members from 4pm. In the evening there will be live music in the pub.

Sponsored row from Oxford to Pangbourne

17 members of the club are going to take turns to row an eight 34 miles from Oxford to Pangbourne on Saturday 3rd June. It’s all sponsored in aid of the new boathouse appeal. Other members are supporting by boat and car, so there will be a big group and it’s bound to be a great day.

If you want to take part in any way then please get in touch with Nick Josephy.