GB Rowing Olympians and Para-Olympians achievements acknowledged at Charity fundraiser in Reading
GB’s Olympic Champions in the Men’s and Women’s rowing eight’s and Tom Aggar the four-times World Champion and the longest-serving member of the GB Para-Rowing Team, achievements will be celebrated at a charity dinner to be held on Friday evening 21st October at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham.
The rowers, to include triple Olympic Champion Andrew Triggs-Hodge, will tell their behind scenes stories of what it is takes to become an Olympic champion. There will be a dinner and the evening will finish with an auction in aid of the two charities organising the event.
The charities, both based in Berkshire, are: The Bruce Trust and AfriCat UK.
For the GB Rowers Andrew Triggs-Hodge said: “It is a great honour to represent and fundraise for both of these charities. They do great work in two hugely important areas. Raising money for the conservation of Africa’s wildlife, with education across the community will play a major role in making sure future generations witness the beauty of African wildlife. And the work the Bruce Trust do for the disabled is hugely inspiring, and life changing. Having witnessed the joy these opportunities bring, I am honoured to be able to bring my medals and experiences to raise as much money as we can”.
David Bruce of The Bruce Trust said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for my local Trust to team up with an international charity to raise not only much-needed funds but also our respective public profiles.
It is a great honour that so many Olympic Rowing Champions are supporting this event and they are an absolute inspiration to us all".
David Farquharson, Chairman of AfriCat UK, said “We are tremendously looking forward to jointly hosting this wonderful event with the Bruce Trust. A full house is expected and it’s a great opportunity for us to be able to highlight all of the good work that AfriCat does in the areas of conservation, education and community enhancement. Our thanks must particularly go to Andrew Triggs-Hodge and the other GB rowers for giving their time so willingly – their insights into what it takes to win Olympic Gold will be fascinating”.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of AfriCat UK, on Monday 17 October, 2016. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/