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Students row their way to fundraising success

13th April 2018

Last month St George's University of London Boat Club hosted a second day long charity row in aid of the University’s Student Union. The Union support three different causes each academic year and the Charities Officers have kindly backed St George’s Hospital Charity again since last September.

The students raised an incredible £2680.14 which will be split between the Student Union’s three chosen charities. Donations given to St George’s Hospital Charity will be put towards our ‘Better Everywhere’ Appeal, which helps to fund things that are ‘over and above’ what is normally provided. This could be new medical equipment, facilities, research, support group funding, arts and musical therapies, and so much more.

In 2018 students pushed the boat out and did a little bit more than the standard length of time, rowing uninterrupted from 2pm on a Thursday to 5pm on a Friday and finishing after a whopping 27 hours.

Around 60 students and staff took part in the event on six different rowing machines based in the Grosvenor Wing, Atkinson Morley, and Hunter Wing entrances to ensure they were never left empty. They were even joined by some members of the public.

The Boat Club plan to run the event again in 2019 so if you see them rowing, perhaps you could lend them a hand!

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