Weʼve raised £580 to Help our rowing club London Otters buy equipment and to support our participation in the Gay Games 2018 in Paris.
- Funded on Tuesday, 30th October 2018
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London Otters is London's LGBT+ inclusive rowing club. Our mission is to increase the profile of both competitive and recreational LGBT+ rowing within the sporting community, and to promote the sport of rowing in the LGBT+ community.
Our talented team, Pret-A-Ramer are Louise, Mary, Armand, Fred and Ben.
Since our founding, in 2014 we have grown to be a club of over 120 members, with 300 people looking to get on to our learn to row course. We are providing a healthy and fulfilling way to meet an amazing group of people dedicated to bettering themselves and supporting those around them. We have opened up rowing, a traditionally niche sport and in turn helping the rowing community become a more diverse and inclusive environment. The London Otters Club strive to break down barriers and are sending over 70 rowers to the Games in Paris.
Rowing is a challenging and highly technical sport, and embraces all aspects of teamwork.
Girl Power! Early days for Mary and Louise
Sadly our intake and courses are restricted by our access to facilities, equipment and funds. We want to ensure rowing is a sport that is accessible to as many people as possible - its part of our inclusive ethos! In order to do that, we need help! We need to increase the amount of boats and equipment we have available, plus ensure we have a sustainable long term future through planning for future boathouse and club needs.
So, to celebrate our participation in the Gay Games this August and to ensure the club continues to grow, we are planning an ergathon on the 21st July 2018. The name might need a little explanation! 'Erg' is the term used by rowers for the indoor rowing machines we all see in the gym. We will be erg-ing a combined 344 kilometres, the distance from our London boathouse to Paris - where the Gay Games will be taking place this August.
The majority of the funds we raise through the Ergathon will be used to purchase equipment for our young club, with the remainder being made available to support participation at the Gay Games in Paris. Any donations will be hugely appreciated!
Should you wish to read more about the Otters you can check out:
Merci beaucoup, allez les Pret-a-Ramer
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Aug 1, 2018
Good luck Jimbo, I will double the donation if you win that game of tennis we need to play.
Jul 30, 2018
Well done ! Wish I was with you that day ! Honest !
Jul 26, 2018
From Pauline Not, Eastern Lights wi choir. #togetherwearestronger
Jul 26, 2018
This is for Sarah, my amazing sister in law, who has finally found her legs, and for Ania and the rest of the team. Bonne chance in Paris!
Jul 26, 2018
Thanks team. I had a ball. Mx
Jul 22, 2018
Well done guys! ♥️
Jul 21, 2018
These girls did Ergathon!! ⭐️⭐️🌈🌈❤️❤️ Cxx
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Louise, Mary, Fred, Armand, Ben
We're raising £500 to keep our new, growing LGBT+ group inclusive & open to all by buying new boats, equipment and our rowers' participation in the Gay Games 2018