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    Weʼve raised £1,871 to build new changing rooms for Lakeland RC Juniors. I am rowing a 5Ok marathon to raise funds. Please support our Juniors by sponsoring me!

    Keswick, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    I'm very passionate about Lakeland Rowing Club on Derwentwater in the Lake District, a friendly and thriving community club that teaches local people of all ages to row.

    I’m trying to support the club to raise funds for some much-needed changing rooms for its first independent site, which is due to open later this year. This very special little club has grown from 10 to 70 members in the past three years, including 30 juniors from both Keswick and Cockermouth schools. As a result, it has outgrown its current rented premises at Derwentwater Marina. The club has just signed a lease for a new lakeside site that will give it true independence and the ability grow and develop its rowing facilities for the whole community.

    The club taught to me to row at the young age of 58, since when I have been inspired by its coaches and members to help it develop to its full potential. In the past four years, I have become a qualified rowing coach, which has given me the opportunity to help and support our junior members, some of whom are already enjoying success at British Rowing regattas.

    I am also the club’s Development Officer and one of my roles is to raise funds for the new site. Through lots of hard work and ingenuity, the club has gathered £22,000 of the £27,000 it needs to develop the new site, and I hope to raise the final £5,000 for some basic changing facilities.

    Helping to build Lakeland Rowing Club has become one of the most enjoyable and rewarding challenges of my life, both personally and professionally.

    I hope you will be kind enough to support the club by sponsoring me for the Boston Rowing Marathon (50km) on September 17th. Thank you.

    The club is a registered CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) and is shortly to become a registered Charity for which I have been nominated as a trustee.

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    • David Thomas1 year ago
      David Thomas

      David Thomas

      1 year ago

      Well I made it! The Boston Rowing Marathon, the longest rowing race in the UK, some 50.2km/31 miles which took me a fraction under 5.5 hours to complete, undoubtedly the hardest event I've ever undertaken, nevertheless it was a fantastic feeling to just finish. Some young upstart rower called James just reeled me in at the finish. A huge thanks to all my sponsors, together you have raised an AMAZING £3,664 (including gift aid allowance) which ALL goes towards changing room facilities for our Junior members at our new site on Derwentwater.

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    • David Thomas1 year ago
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      David Thomas

      1 year ago

      Ouch!! Just recovering from a 5 hour non-stop erg session yesterday = 56k! Final big Boston Rowing Marathon training session, I think the experts call it tapering for the next 10 days until the event! I call it putting my feet up! Fund raising going well, over £1800 (including a £1000 cheque just received!!) raised so far towards my target of £5,000 for the new changing rooms thanks to my brilliant sponsors. Still time to sponsor me

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    • David Thomas1 year ago
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      David Thomas

      1 year ago

      Another 4+ hour stint on a mirror like Derwentwater this morning, with some big improvements in my technique meaning I managed an extra 6k distance. It never gets boring rowing on Derwentwater, due to the stunning surroundings of the high fells and the herons were out in force this morning!

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    51

    • Gerald Turley

      Gerald Turley

      Oct 9, 2017

      Sorry for the late donation but I'm sure you you gave a good account of yourself. James Cracknell was probably quite worried. Be in touch soon.Gerald

      £50.00

    • Zoe Gilbert

      Zoe Gilbert

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Lance Baron

      Lance Baron

      Sep 25, 2017

      £30.00

    • Joan Goodwin

      Joan Goodwin

      Sep 21, 2017

      Well done David More power to your elbow!

      £10.00

    • John Sparrow

      John Sparrow

      Sep 20, 2017

      Well done. Glad you enjoyed the Boston M. Hope fundraising gets to your target.

      £10.00

    • Nicola Jackson

      Nicola Jackson

      Sep 20, 2017

      Fantastic row David! Well done you!

      £10.00

    • Katie Benson

      Katie Benson

      Sep 19, 2017

      Congratulations David and well done - such an impressive achievement

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    David Thomas

    David Thomas

    Keswick, United Kingdom

    Helping to build Lakeland Rowing Club has become one of the most enjoyable and rewarding challenges of my life, both personally and professionally.

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