Maldives Rowing Volunteer
 

THE DONATE BUTTON ON OUR HELP US PAGE NOW WORKS SO PLEASE PLEASE CLICK ON IT AND HELP US OUT!

Well this is the first time I've written on here or any blog for that matter - not the most computer/internet loving person - i thought it was about time I embraced the whole concept and brought you up to date on what I've been doing in the UK.

I'm sure it's not only Rachel that is looking a touch red at the moment given the last week of stunning warmth and sun we've had here. I, sadly for my tan, was doing my 'teaching beginners to swim course' over the last four days. No one drowned or had to be fished off the pool bottom so I passed! A big thank you to Trish at Swimkidz for great teaching and loads of muffins, biscuits and hot cross buns - kept everyone very happy especially me!

Guin and I are busy rounding up sculling blades and life jackets that have been kindly donated by a range of clubs and schools. A big thank you so far to Oundle Town Rowing Club, CD at Westminster and Wallingford Rowing Club for all the blades and jackets. A special mention goes to South Bromsgrove School who fundraised an amzing £500 to pay for safety equipment and life jackets. Thank you all so much!

 Saturday will be one busy day of driving round the country collecting blades and jackets and loading them onto the Filippi trailer (thank you Paul Willis). Phil Rowley is then kindly driving down to Italy and on his way to Fillippi dropping the blades off at the boat builders ready to go into the container with our seven new doubles. I'm hoping the seven doubles are ready soon because as soon as they are in the container I'll have three weeks to organise a leaving do and then I'm off to Addu Atoll, Maldives! 

I'm also planning various fundraising events in the Thames Valley details of which I will post up here so please do come along and support our project! 

Cheers Tash

 





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