Swindon Rowing Club’s Flying-
Swindon Rowing Club and its members have benefited over the years from grants generously given from Swindon and Wiltshire based organisations. This section acts as a small thank you to those philanthropic investors.
A grant of £500 was kindly donated to the club by RWEnpower Plc whose main headquarters are in Swindon. The money from npower’s Community Involvement Scheme, has been put towards the new pontoon which was to be built in the spring of 2013.
Thames Water generously donated £1000 to the club in February 2013. Their Swindon office based at Kembrey park gave the club this large grant towards materials for rebuilding and extending the club’s aging pontoon.
The money was put towards a new racing double and three sets of blades (two pairs for the double, and another for club use) and in December the new WinTech International 2x arrived. The club’s artist-
By 2015, the club was in need of more equipment to future increase our ability to compete. Committee member, Jane Breedon, set about the task of detailing our project to Sport England who again awarded us our request. This time, we were able to purchase the club’s first boat trailer from DeGraff (enabling us to finally attend events with multiple crews) and a WinTech Competitor 2x /2-
SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL
In 2013 the club was awarded a ‘Grass Roots’ community grant from Swindon Borough Council of £750 to help fund the club’s new coaching and safety launch. Since September the new boat has been used as both a safety vessel for new rowers, and to allow coaches better access to their rowers whilst on the water.
When the club began their search for a new coaching and safety launch, David Martin at BHG Marine stepped in to help. Thanks to David’s generosity the club was able to purchase a brand-
If your business is looking to engage with a local volunteer organisation, Swindon Rowing Club openly welcomes the opportunity. If you or your organisation would like to discuss sponsorship of the club, boat or crew, please contact Jacob Allinson.