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Closed 10/04/2017

raised of £15,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,490 to buy a boat and to cover costs for Millie Guida to trial for GB

    West End, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 10th April 2017

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    My name is Millie Guida(on the left) and I am 15 years old. I am trying to raise funds to buy a boat, cover training, travel and trials.
    I learnt to row in summer of 2015 a year after my dad lost his job. I was only trying to find something to do and I knew my holidays would be boring again!
    I was donated three one hour sessions in Putney by a friend who loves rowing to get me interested in the sport. My coach after the first session said that he would have given me a scholarship if he could. Sadly I needed to find a club closer to where I lived. I ended up choosing Marlow Rowing Club and I was invited to trial for the Junior Development Squad. I asked my first coach if he would write me a reference to say that I had completed a Learn to Row course. He wrote me a glowing report that sadly I was too embarrassed to show when I went to trial. I knew nothing about the sport and thought my coach was just being nice. I was excited on the day and told that I would find out within 2 weeks if I had been successful. One then two then three weeks went by and so on. I was disappointed and my dad was trying to keep my spirits up and said that he would write to the club to find out. He received a strange reply. They were sorry but they had not allotted the coaches yet for my age group and therefore were not able to make me a meaningful offer! My dad said that was an odd way of phrasing it. I was over the moon to find out that not only had I been offered a place but I had jumped from the Junior Development Squad straight in to the Junior Team!
    The reference my first coach had written said he believed that with training I would be winning races very quickly and I did just that in my first year. I rowed for the year above in the WJ15 Coxed Quad and won GOLD at the National Scullery. I then went on to win Bronze at the British Championships aged 14 rowing for the U15 age group.
    I want to row for GB at the Junior Worlds and I will one day with your help!



    • Millie Guida7 years ago
      Millie Guida

      Millie Guida

      7 years ago

      Millie said "just loading the truck now and off to Varese in Italy on Tuesday for a week's training with Marlow Rowing Club. Can't wait!!

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    • Millie Guida7 years ago
      Millie Guida

      Millie Guida

      7 years ago

      Millie said "I just wanted to thank everyone who has sent me good wishes and supported me on this page. I am so proud that I was able to raise so much money and I am well on the way to getting a boat. I will post more information but I will go to trials next year and it has all been down to the support you have given me. Thank you again....Millie"

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    • Millie Guida7 years ago
      Millie Guida

      Millie Guida

      7 years ago

      We got a great result in difficult conditions today coming 3rd in the Schools Head of the River in the WJ16 8+ Well done to Marlow RC! The winner was seven seconds ahead of us and we came third by 0.7 of a second!!!!

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    8 years ago

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    • Michael Guida

      Michael Guida

      Mar 8, 2017

      Best of Luck Millie. You can do it because you are strong and stubborn and won't give in. You also have Mum and Dad behind you and that is scary! Love you Millie, Granpa Mike


    • Granma Angela

      Granma Angela

      Feb 27, 2017

      Millie I think you are going to do Great Things and I will be there with Pops to see you do them. All our love, Granma xxxxx


    • Donna Ellis

      Donna Ellis

      Feb 26, 2017

      After all those hours of swimming lessons Millie, I am very excited to come and watch you succeed on top of the water!! Wishing you every success for the future.Lots of love Maisy, Donna and the Ellis


    • Anonymous


      Feb 8, 2017

      Well Done Millie, keep going love Great Grandma Monica x


    • Sandra Carr

      Sandra Carr

      Feb 7, 2017

      Good luck Millie


    • Peter Wynter Bee

      Peter Wynter Bee

      Feb 6, 2017

      Good luck Millie


    • Millie Guida

      Millie Guida

      Feb 3, 2017

      Well Done Millie we are all so proud of you! Lots of Love Grandma and Grandad xxxx


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