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The It's More Than A Boathouse Dinner

17
Sat
Mar
19:00 to 23:59
Location
Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BW, United Kingdom
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All Old Vikings, current and former parents, staff and friends of the College are warmly invited to join Rowing Olympic Gold Medallists and Old Vikings Will Satch MBE and Ben Hunt-Davis MBE for the 'It's More Than a Boathouse' Dinner on Saturday 17 March 2018. Senior rowers (in Years 11-13) are also welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Plans for the new Boathouse and Multi-Activity Centre will be unveiled on the night, and all proceeds from the dinner will go towards this exciting new development.

Arrival: 7.00pm
Carriages: Midnight
Dress code: Black Tie

Please complete the form below to purchase your tickets, which are £65 per person (£50 for Old Vikings who have left since 2012 and senior rowers in Years 11-13), and includes a welcome drink and three-course meal with wine on the table to start. Cash or cheque payments should be sent in for the attention of Mrs Green. There will be a cash bar on the evening, and also a raffle and auction (any donations of prizes and/or auction lots welcomed!).

Please contact Mrs Katherine Green, Director of Marketing and External Relations, at development@shiplake.org.uk if you have any queries, or would like to reserve a table (if you are unable to make the booking at this time).

Shiplake College Boat Club has a premier training and coaching programme but … imagine how good we could be if we had the rowing facilities to match! Join us to celebrate the club’s achievements so far and help raise funds to go towards a modern, purpose-built boathouse development.

For many years the Boat Club has worked out of some now very dated buildings in the old quarry, which have developed piecemeal over many years. Not only is there poor and inadequate space for boat storage, the areas for off-water training are not fit for purpose and there are no toilet and changing facilities. The site is also used for activities relating to the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh scheme and Outdoor Education programme, including an old open air rifle/archery range together with stores for canoes, mountain bikes and camping equipment.

The proposed new development looks to rationalise all the buildings and storage sheds into one new purpose built building, including an indoor rifle range and climbing wall – so whilst the rowers will benefit significantly, it is more than a boathouse (!), and all pupils would benefit from the new facilities in one form or another.

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