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£1,531raised of £3,000 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,531 to help replace rowing equipment lost in a boathouse fire

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    Funded on Thursday, 16th February 2017

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    Our dear friends at Cherpokov Rowing Club in Bulgaria, have always welcomed us with open arms when we go for our annual training camp in June.

    Cherpokov Rowing Club was created by Kiril Kirchev, an Olympic and World Championship rower, and is one of the most successful rowing clubs in Bulgaria. Last year they actively trained over 80 athletes of all ages, and delivered nothing but success. Winning a wide variety of medals and cups, including the Cup of Bulgaria, which is awarded to the most accomplished club of the year.

    Sadly, in July this year, their boathouse caught fire and burnt down, destroying everything inside. Their boats, blades, tools and kit have all perished and they don’t have sufficient funds to replace it all.

    Our goal is to raise £39000 to help replace the four singles, two fours and all the blades that perished in the fire, and get our friends back on the water.

    Donations of old boats and blades, parts, tools and anything else rowing related would also be gladly received.

    There is no donation too large or too small, so please donate any amount you can spare.

    For photos, news and the latest fundraising events, please follow us on social media and keep an eye out for the hashtag #backonthewater

    Instagram: @sonsofthethames
    Twitter: @sonsrowing
    Facebook: Sons of the Thames
    Facebook: Cherpokov Rowing Club



    • Mel Brown

      Mel Brown

      3 months ago

      Mel Brown

      Thank you so much for all your recent support. Both Furnival Sculling Club and Lancaster John O'Gaunt Rowing Club for donating a very generous sum as well as boats and blades galore! We are all feeling very blessed that there are such kind and generous people in this sport.

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    • Mel Brown

      Mel Brown

      4 months ago

      Mel Brown

      Wow guys! Thanks to everyone for all their hard work both racing and cooking this weekend. The sale was a huge success :) will rally up the expenses and keep you all posted.

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    • Mel Brown

      Mel Brown

      5 months ago

      Mel Brown

      Those of you who enjoy a good Head Race, we are going to be selling Hot Dog (inc veggie options) at Sons of the Thames for the Fours Head and the Vets Head. All proceeds will go to Cherpokov, so please drop by for a snack, some races and the wonderful buzz of a weekend full of head races.

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    • Mike Pugh

      Mike Pugh

      Dec 28, 2016

      Please pass on our best wishes for 2017 to Cherpokov.We have come through out flood disaster of December 2015 - we had 4 Eights racing in our Christmas Sprints yesterday!Lancaster John O'Gaunt RC


    • Anonymous


      Nov 18, 2016

      Good luck with the rebuild


    • Mel Brown at Sons of the Thames Rowing Club

      Mel Brown at Sons of the Thames Rowing Club

      Nov 17, 2016

      Well done Ladies for a smashing Hot Dog Sale. Even in the wind, rain, and competition just down the tow path we managed to sell out!


    About the fundraiser
    Mel Brown

    Mel Brown

    The Sons of the Thames is a London based rowing club that, through their coach, Drago, go to Plovdiv, Bulgaria for their annual rowing camp.

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