Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Alison Darke raised £4,678.3 from 66 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 19/05/2021

77%
£4,678
raised of £6,000 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,678 to buy a boat in memory of Bob Bridges 1933–2021

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 19th May 2021

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    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.

    Updates

    4

    • Alison Darke1 month ago
      Alison Darke

      Alison Darke

      1 month ago

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Alison Darke1 month ago
      Alison Darke

      Alison Darke

      1 month ago

      It has arrived. Thank you to everyone who helped us honour my dads last wish and buy him a boat.

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Alison Darke4 months ago
      Alison Darke

      Alison Darke

      4 months ago

      We have ordered the double rowing boat from Filippi which will be delivered at the end of June. Thank you so much for your donations and kind words. My dad would love it.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    8 months ago

    Alison Darke started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/24/2021 13.55

    Supporters

    66

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 15, 2021

    • Joe

      Joe

      Feb 26, 2021

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      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...

      £20.00

    • 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.

      £20.00

    • 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.

      £100.00

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Alison Darke

    Alison Darke

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

    Bob's daughter

    Report this Page