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Our vision is to build a new centre for rowing and canoeing in Gloucestershire to provide:
  • A home for Gloucester Rowing Club and Gloucester Canoe Club offering recreational and competitive rowing and canoeing for all ages (8-80+)
  • Development of future Olympians with the Hartpury Rowing Academy
  • A facility open to all schools, colleges and universities in Gloucestershire
  • Regional centre for Adaptive Rowing (for the disabled)
  • Training camps for clubs in the region and national-level crews
  • Regattas drawing entries from across the country
  • Fun regattas open to all
Potential to support other uses of Hempsted Meadows and the surrounding area
  • Facilities to support camping and caravanning
  • Main launch point for Fire & Rescue services at the north end of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal

With the help of Sport England, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, British Rowing, the Summerfield Trust, the organisations who will be the main users and many others, over 90% of the £1.75 million cost of the boathouse has been raised. We urgently need to raise another £90,000 by September 2015 so that we can have a functional building by the end of the year . Please help us meet that goal.


We urgently need to raise another £90000 by September. Please help. Donate via Virgin Money (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1006566) or Just Giving (https://www.justgiving.com/gloucesterboathouse/) or Paypal (from this page)

Cheques made payable to Gloucester Boathouse Ltd can be sent to The Boat House Appeal, Gloucester Boathouse Ltd, The Boat House, 326 Bristol Road, Gloucester GL2 5DH.