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£1,510raised of £1,500 target by 57 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,510 to help our rowing club London Otters buy equipment and to support our participation in the Gay Games 2018 in Paris.

    London, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 11th August 2018

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    Please support us as we row our arses off to raise money for our rowing club, the London Otters!

    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.

    Since our founding in 2014 we have grown to be a club of over 120 members, with 300 people looking to get onto 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 the sport of rowing to many people who never thought they could sit in a boat, let alone race in the Gay Games - we're sending over 70 rowers to the competition in Paris in August!

    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 - it's 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 enable the club to continue growing we are planning an Ergathon on 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 (and sometimes use!) in the gym.

    We will be erg-ing a combined 344km, 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. Anything you can give would be massively appreciated!

    Should you wish to read more about the Otters you can check out:

    • Our website (http://www.londonotters.org)

    • You can also read + watch coverage of the club and its impact on the LGBT+ community on Sky Sports (http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/other-sports/news/29877/11156413/rainbow-laces-how-the-london-otters-lgbt-rowing-club-brings-people-back-to-sport)

    • You can see more about our member's preparation for the Gay Games in this Out for Sport piece (https://outforsport.com/out-active/out-active-champions-sarah/)

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    • The Rear Factor Crew: Alex Jones, Stephen, Emmet, Yo, and the award-winning rear of Alex Buck!5 months ago
      The Rear Factor Crew: Alex Jones, Stephen, Emmet, Yo, and the award-winning rear of Alex Buck!

      The Rear Factor Crew: Alex Jones, Stephen, Emmet, Yo, and the award-winning rear of Alex Buck!

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you everyone who donated to our page (and if you know others who still haven't, please, share this page ;). Your generous donations will go a long way supporting the London Otters - the UK's only LGBT+ rowing club. Now, time for YOUR reward (sic) : come and see (hot) men in lycra row the distance to Paris TODAY (21/7) !!! We'll be rowing in St Anne's Churchyard Gardens in Soho from 3pm onwards. The nearest tube stops are either Tottenham Court Road or Piccadilly Circus. Au revoir, The Rear Factor Crew.

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    6 months ago

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    • Jessica Rostron

      Jessica Rostron

      Jul 27, 2018

      Well done! What an effort!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2018

    • Lukasz Domanski

      Lukasz Domanski

      Jul 25, 2018

      Good luck sexy boys! :)

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2018

    • Nathalie Devoghelaere

      Nathalie Devoghelaere

      Jul 25, 2018

      Well done Alex!

    • George Kneale

      George Kneale

      Jul 25, 2018

      Well done Alex!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 24, 2018

      £15.00

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