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Germiston High School Rowing Club is a small dedicated group of mostly black children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who despite the odds, persevere and achieve excellent results. They are always struggling for funding, but were dealt a devastating blow yesterday ( 17 January 2019) when a severe storm destroyed their boatshed and most of their boats with it.
This disaster, coming in the middle of the season is a double blow. Without significant help from the rowing community they may never recover from this.
With the full support of Rowing South Africa (rowsa.co.za), I appeal to all in a position to assist to donate what you can to help with the rebuilding of this amazing club. The video here was made before the disaster and is even more relevant now.
- Gaynor Du Toit
Thank you!Update posted by Nigel Bakker at 05:55 pm
A huge thank you to all backers! Thanks to your generosity this campaign has directly raised almost ZAR 90,000 nett of fees.This money will be used to buy 10 new sets of Sculling blades and 1 set of sweep blades. Any remaining balance will be used for additional spares.
SA Schools and Rowing Community rally to help GermistonUpdate posted by Nigel Bakker at 11:02 am
And, still more good news.Additional donations of ZAR 10 000 have been received from the Buffalo Regatta OC and King Edward School (KES). Also, Assumption Convent School Rowing raised ZAR 6000.This totals an additional ZAR 26 000, (USD 1950)
SA National Rowing Squad donates Filippe 2xUpdate posted by Nigel Bakker at 10:49 am
In addition to the generous donation from RMB, also handed over at the Rock the Boat Regatta yesterday by the SA National Rowing Squad was a Philippe Double. A double that has also been a pair in an earlier life in which many of SA recent medalists have trained.A huge
RMB Donates ZAR 100 000Update posted by Nigel Bakker at 10:44 am
As Promised, RMB (via Team Power House Trust) have come to the party with a massive contribution of ZAR 100 000. (USD$ 7500). This was handed over at the John Waugh Rock The Boat Regatta yesterday.Awesome stuff.
Awesome response from South African and International Rowing CommunityUpdate posted by Nigel Bakker at 05:27 pm
Rand Merchant Bank, SA Rowing's headline sponsor, and the Team Powerhouse Trust have both committed their support to the rebuilding project.In addition the University of Cape Town has been in touch to donate 2 boats. I will post more details once I have them.Roger Tobler, Tim Hutton and Philemon of. . . . .
Single Scull DonatedUpdate posted by Nigel Bakker at 11:44 am
Thank you to all those who have already helped out. We greatly appreciate it. Please share far and wide!I have just received a call donating a 1x in great condition to the cause.Thank you to the rowing community for your undying support.
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