Fundraising is an important part of our growing club whereby every term we organise a fundraiser to invest in further equipment and helping the club go forward.
48 Hour Erg to Aiguebelette 2015
On Tuesday 17th February LUBC rowed 750km to the venue of the 2015 World Rowing Championships (Lac D’Aiguebelette, France) on two ergos. This achievement was a testament to the current depth of the squad; both senior and novice. The aim of this fundraiser was to finance essential safety equipment for the club – specifically a new launch engine. Over £1,850 was raised via the GoFundMe page. This doubled our initial target of £1000 meaning extra investment in other equipment, such as replacing worn out shoes, was possible!
Overall, LUBC did not just beat the 1:55.2/500m split required to make the distance in 24 hours; we thrashed it. A 1:52.7 was held for 23 hours and 38 minutes! Most impressive of all was the unprecedented levels of support from current members, friends and alumni. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made this possible!
Coast-to-Coast with York University Boat Club 2015
170 Miles, from Morecambe to Bridlington, we completed the Way of the Roses coast-to-coast cycle as a joint fundraiser with York University Boat Club.
24 Hour Erg In Aid of Kendal Mountain Rescue 2016
Raising money for Kendal Mountain Rescue, who were a fundamental part of the Storm Desmond flooding response during December 2015. Over 24 hours, the team rowed a grand total of 697km and raised nearly £200 for the charity.
24 Hour Erg In Aid for Mind Mental Health 2017
On Tuesday 7th February in Alexander Square, LUBC rowed a grand total of 750km over 24 hours and raised nearly £645 in aid of the mental health charity MIND. LUBC would like to thank everyone that took the time to donate to our cause.