Phase 1 Appeal Success

We are delighted that our fundraising appeal raised enough to start the new boathouse. Thank you to all our donors and to everyone involved in our  fundraising events.

We were lucky to get matched funding for the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme of £10,000 from the Gatehampton Trust. We also received some stunningly generous donations from several people outside the club.

Unfortunately construction costs rose since we first got planning permission. We raised £34,000 in the appeal and with  more expected from  upcoming events, we are confident that we can pay for phase 1. We will start once we get confirmation of our grants from Sport England and the Greenham Common Trust.

We need to start phase 2 of the building project as soon as possible after we build the boathouse shell, so we must continue fundraising.

Here is a list of our future events:

  • Barn Dance on 20 May in Goring Village Hall, contact Tanya Morris.
  • Sponsored Row on 3 June from Oxford to Reading, contact Nick Josephy.
  • Goring & Streatley Regatta 22 July, contact Brian Barnes.
  • Wine tasting on 30 September in Pangbourne Working Men’s Club, contact Tim Armstrong.

We hope that you are as excited as we are to have reached this milestone in the club’s history! We look forward to seeing the construction of the boathouse start shortly.

Buy a Brick of the New Boat House

Your opportunity to leave a personalised legacy on the new Goring Gap Boat House.

Goring Gap Boat Club is poised to start building its own boathouse, finally providing a much-anticipated permanent home for one of the largest recreational boating clubs in the Thames Valley.

We need to raise an additional £30,000 to close our funding gap and allow building works to begin within the next few months. We have already secured the majority of the funding required, but we need your help to reach our final target!

We are launching a “buy a brick” campaign, offering all members of the club & community the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project. Although the boathouse itself will not be made of bricks, your donation will be permanently acknowledged with a personalised inscription on our funding wall in the new Boathouse.
We hope you will love this idea as much as we do; not only is it your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy within your club’s new home, but you will be helping to provide vital funds to finally launch this long-anticipated project! We would love as many members as possible to be represented on our donor’s wall.

How to buy your brick

1. Choose your brick:
We are offering 3 different “sizes” of brick, each of which will be recognised with a commensurately sized inscription:

  • Bronze – £100
  • Silver – £250
  • Gold – £500

You can buy as many bricks as you would like!

2. Send your donation:
Donations can be made directly to the Club’s bank account:
Account name:   Goring Gap Boat Club
Sort Code:      30-13-42
Account Number: 12354968
Please use your name as a reference.

3. Let us know:
Please email chairman@goringgapbc.org.uk with details of your donation, including:

  • The name(s) you would like added to the donor’s wall, up to a maximum of 40 characters.
  • Whether we can claim gift aid on your donation.

Your donation can be made anonymously if you would prefer

4. Spread the word:
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might want to take advantage of this opportunity