A happy crowd gathered at the shed on Saturday morning to beat the chill with mulled wine, cakes and soup – and to cheer all those who won prizes in our bumper raffle. As not all the winners were in the shed, a list is being drawn up and strenuous efforts made to deliver all prizes by Christmas.
A very special bottle of Scottish Parliament whisky, signed for the club by the First Minister, was auctioned separately. Keith was delighted to have made the (very generous) winning bid.
Meanwhile, the Nifty Knotters were doing a roaring trade with their Christmas decorations, and the 2019 calendar was selling so briskly Tansy had to go home for more supplies. Stand by for a tally of the seasonal fundraising effort.
Apparently some people even went for a row!!!
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Several club members travelled to Holland last weekend to take part in a fund-raising row organised by the Woudrichem club. The annual row raises money for the Red Cross, this year specifically to help reunite children and parents separated by war or disaster.
Rachel reports: While Schiphol Airport cancelled 100 flights due to wind, we, as part of over 100 rowers, rowed our hearts out on a 45-mile river row in our sturdy St Ayles skiffs to help raise at least £3,500 towards a wonderful charity. A wonderful weekend – Dutch, Scottish, Irish, English.
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… and look what they’ve left us!
There’s still time to buy tickets before the grand draw at approx 10:30am. Remember to bring a reusable cup for soup and mulled wine.
Thanks to Marianne, Rachel and Bex – and to everyone who also donated so generously.
Rachel reports: All is well for rowing each day this coming week, and already a Monday row is planned.
Monday 10th December
09.28 — 1.4 mL 16.31 — 5.4 m H
Tuesday 11 th
09.55 — 1.5 m L 17.03 — 5.3 m H
10.23 — 1.7 m L. 17.41 — 5.1 m H
Thursday 13 th
10.55 — 1.9 m L. 18.24 — 5.0 m H
07.05 — 4.8 m H. 11.36 — 2.2 m L 19.11 —4.8 m H
07.55 — 4.7 m H. 12.28 — 2.4 m L 20.02 — 4.7 m H
Christmas Raffle draw at Social Rowing
08.50 — 4.6 m H 15.12 — 2.5 m L
Rachel writes: What a pleasure it was to row the ‘new look’ Ferry Maid to Limekilns today.
We as a crew were all positive in our opinions of how the footrests and seated positions were. We swapped about, so we got a good go at it!
Thanks all concerned, it’s good to have her back on the water, and she does move well!