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raised of £6,000 target by 65 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to buy a boat in memory of Bob Bridges 1933–2021

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Bob was an amazing man who helped so many people throughout his life. He was a member of Peterborough City Rowing Club since the club started in 1948. He coached the adults for many years in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and was the Junior Coordinator for 10 years from 2000-2010. In that time he brought on people like James Fox and Adam Neill who won at Henley in 2008 - a great achievement.

In his last few days we asked him if he needed any shopping, thinking there may be some food or drink that he would like. He said very firmly that he would like a boat. A very fast racing boat. We would like to honour that wish and get him a boat.

We know it is not only our loss and you grieve with us so please help us buy Bob a boat to be donated to Peterborough City Rowing Club.

Bob used to say you need to aim high. With that in mind we would like to raise money for a Filippi boat to help our rowers with the potential to reach National/International standards. I take the responsibility of spending the money we have raised for Bobs Boat very seriously. After much discussion this is the boat we would like to buy because the rowing club don't have a boat of this specification in their collection and it can help our rowers achieve their potential.

The boat costs approx £16,500. As a family we will be adding to all your donations.

I know that my dad would love this boat so please help me grant his last wish.

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  • Alison Darke1 month ago
    Alison Darke

    Alison Darke

    1 month ago

    I can’t thank you enough. There are no words that can express how much we really appreciate your donations.

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Page last updated on: 2/26/2021 08.47



  • Joe


    Feb 26, 2021


  • Anonymous


    Feb 20, 2021

  • Kenny Low

    Kenny Low

    Feb 17, 2021

    Looking forward to seeing "Bob's boat" crossing the line in first place at a Peterborough regatta; he'll be missed...


  • Ian B.

    Ian B.

    Feb 17, 2021

    Bob was a fount of knowledge on rowing and a wise source of advice.

  • Doug Barber

    Doug Barber

    Feb 16, 2021

    Thank you Bob for all you dedication to Peterborough City Rowing Club.


  • Kes and Shirley Stapleton.

    Kes and Shirley Stapleton.

    Feb 9, 2021

    A great guy who will be sadly missed. Bob most probably had the loudest “PETERBOROUGH” call at any event as our crews went passed.


  • Roy and Margaret Bradley

    Roy and Margaret Bradley

    Feb 8, 2021

    Great idea


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Alison Darke

Alison Darke

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Bob's daughter

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