On the 14th May 2022 Peterborough City Rowing Club will be holding a 12 Hour Rowathon as a major fundraising event and to promote Adaptive Rowing.
The event will take place from 8am to 8pm.
Every donation, however large or small counts – click HERE to donate and help the team smash the fundraising target.
Kate Lindgren (aka The Blind Sculler) will row a combination of Ergs, single and doubles to complete the 12-hr challenge solo. Kate is rowing to raise awareness and promote Adaptive Rowing.
2 NEW TEAMS
Team “Jan Taylor” and Team “John Canton” have now joined in the event and will be aiming to keep 2 quads on the water for the full 12 hours. The teams consist of a group from the Ladies squad who will form a relay of crews taking turns on the lake. In parallel, the crews will also take turns on the Ergs.
This is a call to all club members to get involved with any crew, any boat. You can take part as an individual, as a crew, or as a relay team. We are looking for all squads to get involved and complete all or part of the 12-hour challenge. You can row on the lake, river, or in the gym; or why not try some cross training, and run or bike? It’s up to you.
Most companies like to support local charities: we are a registered charity. Use your contacts at work or elsewhere and encourage them to donate or sponsor the event.
We’ve had ideas, such as a BBQ, a cake stall, opening the bar, and a few more; however, we will need folks to volunteer to man these activities. If you have any more ideas or would like to help, or even lead your own fundraising activity, on the day or at any other time, please feel free to get involved.
Want to get involved?
Click here to contact Kate, Pete, Audrey, Wendy or Jo.
More about Kate Lindgren (aka The Blind Sculler)
In May 2017 at the age of 50 Kate started rowing. As a blind person she started to row with other rowers but has now progressed to rowing solo with Pete her coach navigating from the bank. In 2020 Kate completed a 20km challenge on the River Nene. We are now organising a 12 Hour Rowathon to promote adaptive rowing and raise much needed funds to help the club improve facilities and buy equipment for all rowers who access the club.
Kate says: “Rowing has changed my life for the better and I would like to support the club which is run by volunteers and to show my appreciation for all the hours of support and encouragement I have received.”
Join Kate on 14th May and show your support for the 12 Hour Rowathon.
You can help smash the fundraising target by making a donation HERE