Marlow schoolchildren to attempt 24-hour row

A school rowing club in Marlow is attempting to row for 24 hours non-stop to raise much-needed funds for a new boat and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Borlase Boat Club 24 Hour Rowing Rave is being held between 2pm Saturday 17th and 2pm Sunday 18th December 2011.

‘This is a fantastic, fun, team event that the whole club is supporting to raise money for a really worthy cause,’ said Robin Dowell, Director of Rowing. “We felt teenagers raising money for teenagers less fortunate than themselves, was a great match.  It also helps us raise funds for new equipment to compete at a high level and achieve even more success for more committed children and young people keen to participate in rowing.”

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is one of only a handful of state schools across the country offering rowing as a sport, with two of their senior girls representing Great Britain last year and four senior boys breaking a course record at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta.

The club is entirely funded by donations and has doubled in size in the last five years. Parental donations cover the day-to-day running costs, but the club is in need of extra funds to purchase new equipment.

If you would like to support Borlase Boat Club and The Teenage Cancer Trust please go to www.justgiving.com/Borlaseboatclub24hourrowing.

For further details, please contact organiser Melissa Wood on 07852 317513 or email melissacwood@hotmail.com.