Boat Fundraising Appeal 2022

"Clare Hall Boat Club is a small but proud group of postgraduates that have been staking their claim to the river for over 25 years. As part of the smallest college in Cambridge, without a storied history and accumulated endowment, we are consistently competing above our size - and often shocking everyone with our success. However, it has become clear that our men's boat has reached the end of its long life and is putting us at a disadvantage against the sleeker hulls of competing crews. And so we are asking for donations to fund a replacement new-used men's boat that will carry us into the future of Clare Hall Boat Club. Having a chance to row and compete on the river has been pivotal to the Cambridge experience for the many students who pass through our club each year, and we ask that those who are able consider assisting us in securing funding to sustain the club and support future generations of Clare Hall postgraduates on the river."

Collin Smith, Clare Hall Boat Club President 2021-22

Following our recent return to bumps racing on the Cam, we now look forward to the Easter Term and preparation for the Mays. Clare Hall Boat Club has recently enjoyed great success with super-blades in 2018 and 2019, also winning the Pegasus Cup in that year. Building on the experience gained in the Lents, CHBC now looks to regain that momentum as focal competition of the collegiate rowing calendar returns next term.

We are delighted to have secured a generous pledge from a donor that will enable us to match gifts towards the purchase of a new men's eight, with the aim of procuring the new boat in time for the Mays. We now ask our friends and alumni to give generously to release this matched funding. The pledge will double the impact of the initial £3,500 of donations we receive and allow us to make a significant step towards our target of £15,000. Please help us in achieving this goal by giving what you can. We greatly value your support in giving the next generation of Clare Hallers the opportunity to share in the excitement and community of rowing on the Cam.


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