Teenage Cancer Trust benefits from Rowers’ Talents

The Rowing squad organised a fabulous evening of entertainment recently and raised a magnificent £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Portugal Rowing Camp this Easter.

Captain of Girls’ Rowing, Darcy Simon, who plays guitar and sings, gathered ten acts for the evening which included rowers of all ages putting on a sell-out show. There was also a buffet supper supplied by RGS caterers, Chartwells.

The acts included a J15 Girls’ band with Elizabeth Fearon on vocals; J15 Alex Owen performing a piano solo; J16 Felix Haynes reciting a poem about rowing that had earned him runner-up as Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate. There was a dance solo from Tabby Bradley and Jasmine Atkinson, who has recently performed alongside Joe McElderry in the nationwide run of Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, sang and played guitar.

The rowers and families pulled out all the stops with a raffle, which included vouchers for popular local café Lily Bs. Rowing suppliers Rock The Boat and Oarsport also contributed towels, drinks bottles and T-shirts. Star auction prizes of a signed Worcester Warriors shirt and a Rio 2016 rowing gilet and visor also raised hundreds of pounds for this worthy cause.

Head of Rowing, Jane Sullivan, said: “I always enjoy the Rowing Talent Night which brings the talent of our rowers out in force. We have so many young people in the squad with musical gifts and it was great to see them doing something they clearly enjoy and helping a good cause, too.”

The evening raised £1,000 with £666 going to the Teenage Cancer Trust and the balance towards the Portugal Rowing Camp.

Mrs Jane Sullivan, Head of Rowing