Sponsors, supporters and helpers of Ryde Rowing Club were entertained at an informal gathering at their clubhouse on Friday evening (27th January) to thank them for their support during the last year.
After a welcome and thanks from club captain Peter Allsopp and a short presentation on the club’s activities and successes in 2016, a presentation was made to Felicity Radak of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust who were the club’s nominated charity once again in 2016.
Following various fund raising activities the club was able to hand over another cheque for £500 to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, matching the donation made last year.
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust are a charitable independent and professional organisation offering counselling, advice, information and support services to young people under 25 on the Isle of Wight and, in some cases their parents or carers.
A special mention was made on the night to those who supported the club’s major fundraising project for the year, securing a replacement minibus.