Shoreham Rowing Club celebrated the launch of our brand new coastal four a couple of weeks ago, the result of an extremely generous, and much-appreciated donation from local Shoreham business Monteum, which runs the fishmongers La Poisonnerie on Brighton Road.
Jim Partridge, Monteum/La Poisonnerie owner and one of Shoreham’s honorary vice-presidents was our VIP guest for the day and on hand to name the new boat, Fruits de Mer, with help from his grandchildren.
We’re excited about the opportunities our new four brings to our racing crews, and in being another much-needed quad for our enthusiastic and growing junior squads.
Again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to Jim for donating the new boat and we can’t wait to get her racing soon….let’s hope no-one rowing her catches a crab!
Give your dry trainers an outing & raise some money for the club!
Last year a few club members ran the Lewes Easter 10k to raise money for the club – and it was a great success!
The run is on Easter Monday (1st April 2013) and is a flat (bar one very small hill), easy course for beginners. It starts & finishes at Lewes athletics track but is mostly through fields and along farm tracks. The whole event is very informal, open to all (you don’t have to be part of an athletics club to run) and the atmosphere last year was really welcoming and friendly.
Although 10k will be a challenge, (especially if you don’t run often!), it is certainly a distance within reach of anyone with an already good level of fitness – i.e. anyone who’s been rowing or running this winter!
Shoreham Rowing Club has an account with BT My Donate. An event has been set up on this fundraising site – go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/srclewes10k/95984. Sponsors can either donate to this page directly, or you can set up your own fundraising page to share with family & friends by clicking “Start Fundraising” at the bottom of the page, in the box saying “Create a fundraising page for this event”.
If we have 10 people doing this and each raises only £50 we’ll have made a whopping £500 for the club….it’s a great (and fun) event!
Thanks to everyone who entered the quiz last week…and well done to the winning team – Adam, Kim, Laura et al – who sneaked through to win with a stonking final music round. It was fantastic to see so many members, friends and family supporting the club and having a great time.
All proceeds from the quiz go to new equipment and the evening raised a fabulous £350!