Wivenhoe Corsairs Community Rowing Club

The Wivenhoe Corsairs Community Poppy Row

Fundraising for The Royal British Legion
raised of £500 target
by 62 supporters
The Royal British Legion

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We provide a lifetime of care and support to the UK Armed Forces and their families


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We are the Wivenhoe Community Rowing Club (aka the Wivenhoe Corsairs), offering social rowing & competitive racing to the community of Wivenhoe, Essex, in our wooden Harker’s Yard gig "Defiance".

In support of the 2020 Poppy Appeal and the Royal British Legion, we will be undertaking a 3hr coastal row down the Colne Estuary where we will then row in the shape of a poppy, followed by wreath laying ceremony in remembrance, before rowing back to our home port of Wivenhoe as the sun goes down.

Our row was earmarked for Saturday 7 November, but with England going into a 4-week lockdown we have rescheduled this for Saturday 5 December.

Our crew for the row will be members of the Corsairs with close connections to the Armed Forces, either through relatives or as veterans. We will be sharing our GPS track online for all to follow and if technology permits, we will also attempt to live-stream our actual poppy-shaped row around the estuary, once we are on location.

Please consider donating and joining us for the journey. As we prepare for our row in the coming weeks, we hope to engage and inspire you with the work of the Royal British Legion and the incredible local history of Wivenhoe and the River Colne.

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The Royal British Legion

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We are the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces and their dependents.

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