In the rowing community, we understand that this sport if a way of life, and most of us will have always been, or always will be able to get out on the water.
My rowing life started in Bulgaria, where I made life long friends competing and learning this fantastic sport. Every year, my club, Sons of the Thames and I visit the fantastic lake at Plovdiv for our annual rowing training camp. This has strengthened the ties between the clubs, allowing us to catch up with old friends and make many new ones – one of which is Kiril Kirchev, Olympic rower and international coach who founded a fantastic club called Cherpokov Rowing Club that produces some great rowing talent of all ages.
Sadly, in July this year, their boathouse caught fire and burnt down, destroying everything inside. Their boats, blades, tools and kit have all perished and they don’t have sufficient funds to replace it all. Our goal is to raise £39000 to help replace the four singles, two fours and all their blades that perished in the fire, and get our friends back on the water.
Donations of old boats and blades, parts, tools and anything else rowing related would also be gladly received.
There is no donation too large or too small, so please donate any amount you can spare.
Here is a link to our crowdfunding page for those of you who find donating this way easier:
Sons will also be holding a range of rowing related fundraisers over the next few months so do keep an eye on our social media to find out what the next event is.
Facebook: Sons of the Thames
Facebook: Cherpokov Rowing Club
Thank you for your help and support.