The ‘Pulling Together’ Campaign
PullingTogether was launched in the Autumn and is the name we give to the fundraising campaign for our school-based projects. So much of the programme in Leeds is about different organisations and stakeholders pooling their resources and working together for a common purpose. We very much operate by the maxim, “It takes a village to raise a child” and we felt it was important that our campaign name acknowledged the collective effort that goes into providing a supportive and welcoming environment both on the water and off.
The proceeds of this fundraising go towards building our indoor rowing offer first, buying rowing machines for schools, meeting volunteer expenses and salary costs, providing coaching resources and staging the RowLeeds Indoor Championships. As young people progress to on-water rowing, inevitably some will need support, so we will be making a contribution to the Widening Participation Fund, subsidising membership and race fees for those young people who cannot afford such costs.
It is important that we secure these funds so that we can provide meaningful activity and a sustainable and professional service. Full time positions are important in helping us to deliver the step change we seek, making sure we put the energy and efforts of the volunteers in both UoLBC and Leeds Rowing Club to best effect. Similarly, as the programmes grow, so do the equipment demands. We want to ensure that we are in a position to support all who are interested.
We would to thank Lloyds Halifax, The Yorkshire Sport Foundation, The Rowing Foundation, The Grant Foundation, Lord Bamby’s Foundation, The Lynn Foundation, The Hobson Charity, The Bartlett Foundation, The Nichol-Young Foundation and the Barnard Kenneth Hutton Charity for their support.
Want to donate time, equipment or funds to Pulling Together or the RowUK Foundation Widening Participation Fund? Get in touch to find out more about our programmes and 2018 objectives.
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