Hull University Boat Club's annual 24 Hour Row will take place on the 27-28th February 2016.
As one of the lowest funded clubs in the UK fundraising events such as this are essential to the survival of our club. With no facilities to train on the water in Hull, we have to travel to Doncaster Rowing Club, three times a week, and with a 100 mile round trip to be made this racks up a hefty fuel cost! Previously to this academic year, the university union assisted in paying our fuel costs, but have since withdrawn their funding, now meaning that we have to limit the number of people going on training sessions, and the rowers and coxes funding a large part of the cost themselves. We also have very limited land training equipment at the university for members to use, with only 6 rowing machines between 50+ active members.
Any funds we raise will be going towards acquiring new equipment and ensuring that we can afford to send rowers, coxes and our dedicated squad captains to Doncaster for training and to races around the country.
Our members will be completing a continuous 24 hours of rowing, starting the afternoon of Saturday 27 th February, rowing through the night and into the next day. The rowers will be moving to St. Stephen’s shopping centre in Hull, but the rowing won’t stop during the transition, we will have people in place ready to take over at the checkpoint.
Last year our members rowed an incredible 623,969 meters, an increase of over 37,000 meters from the previous year. This year our target is to hit the 650,000 meter mark, in order to demonstrate our member’s dedication and that your funding will not go to waste.
We would be extremely grateful for your support in helping us to reach our target!
As well as raising money for ourselves, we will also be donating 10% of our total to the British Heart Foundation.