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Closed 07/06/2017

253%
£1,266
raised of £500 target by 54 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,266 to improve access to the river and clubhouse at Pengwern Boat Club for adaptive rowing members.

    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 7th June 2017

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    Mission 2017
    After two of us completed the 100km trek last year, we have now expanded to ‘a small group’ and this year will be attempting to trek the 3 peaks - no mean feat in itself! PLUS Lake Vyrnwy, all in around 30 hours eek!

    Why are we taking part in this crazy adventure?
    Because when we look at our friends around us and see what they have endured and continue to do so with a smile on their face: A lot of extra training, pain, up and down moments, no sleep, banter and perseverance is minuscule really.
    We are all members of the Pengwern BC, a local voluntary run rowing club that prides its self on being inclusive - but we desperately need to raise funds to make the club more accessible to everyone that would like to use it. Our club not only offers rowing and fitness activities but it also provides a hub for anyone wanting to be part of a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

    Where will we use the money raised?
    Our biggest issue is the accessibility to our beautiful Tudor building - Built in 1881, unfortunately, without the knowledge of how the people of today would use it.
    Its main communal room is located upstairs and houses our rowing machines, bar and the seating area where we all, or some of us, are able to get together.
    On a Tuesday morning we offer adaptive rowing for a group of people who have been paralysed. So far we have been able to provide the specialist equipment needed to do this but getting from the outside of the club down to the pontoon is tricky and we need more ramps to make this as easy as possible. We would also like, with your help, to ultimately raise enough money to be able to provide access for all to the communal rooms upstairs. As a club we feel it is so important to take away these needless access issues.

    If you can sponsor us we would be so grateful.
    Many thanks for your support – It really will make a huge difference to a lot of extremely worthy people.

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    • Jim Wilkinson4 years ago
      Jim Wilkinson

      Jim Wilkinson

      4 years ago

      Today was our last major training day before tackling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon and a quick 11.5 mile trot around Lake Vyrnwy. Beautiful weather today for our recce day going from Wasdale Head up to Scafell Pike, an ascent of about 930m comprising boulder steps pretty much all the way. Thank you to everyone who've donated - we've nearly reached our target with your generosity which is so appreciated and will help keep the feet stepping during 30 hour target over the weekend of 3rd/4th June.

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    • Jim Wilkinson4 years ago
      Jim Wilkinson

      Jim Wilkinson

      4 years ago

      Thank you for all your donations that keep coming in, truly appreciated. Your money is going towards improving access to Pengwern Boat Club for visitors and members like Darren Edwards in our adaptive rowers squad. In 14 days time we will be checking our kit and enjoying the last night of blister free feet. The countdown seems to be gathering pace.

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    • Jim Wilkinson4 years ago
      Jim Wilkinson

      Jim Wilkinson

      4 years ago

      A big thank you to everyone that's donated to the Pengwern Boat Club inclusive access improvement fund: amazing that I'm 60% of the way to my target. The regular walks up local mountains, well hills, or to some people just bumps, are going well. Boots nicely worn in and so far no blisters, also the waterproofs have been put to good use (so much for summer). I haven't perfected the art of the "selfie", especially while holding the Pengwern flag on the top of Criggion Hill- training in progress. Next week the merry group are heading to Scafell

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    Supporters

    54

    • Ann  Rogers

      Ann Rogers

      Jun 7, 2017

      £20.00

    • Emma Valducci

      Emma Valducci

      Jun 6, 2017

      Congratulations on completing your mega challenge, and for raising money for such a great cause!! x

      £20.00

    • peter nickless

      peter nickless

      Jun 6, 2017

      £20.00

    • Paul Smith

      Paul Smith

      Jun 6, 2017

      £10.00

    • caroline Harding

      caroline Harding

      Jun 5, 2017

      Well done all of you, so proud.Caroline H.

      £30.00

    • Michelle Walker

      Michelle Walker

      Jun 5, 2017

      Well Done Sharon, Christina and Jim xxx

      £20.00

    • Mo Walter

      Mo Walter

      Jun 5, 2017

      Well done guys, very impressive work and what a great cause!!

      £20.00

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    Jim Wilkinson

    Jim Wilkinson

    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

    Jim - I lost my Mum to cancer last year and the Rosemary Foundation helped her maintain her dignity wonderfully in the last days. Any money you donate to the Pengwern BC Accessibility cause I will MATCH as a donation to the Rosemary Foundation Limited

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