CCBC Blade Fundraiser

Help CCBC purchase new blades!

  • £81

    pledged of £3,500

    • 3


    • 0


Completion Date: Sun 05 Apr 2020

project SUMMARY

After successfully raising funds to purchase two new, much needed boats for the Boat Club, we are looking to purchase two new sets of blades. CCBC has grown even larger in recent years and has achieved some impressive results including sending crews to Henley Royal Regatta and achieving the best results Collingwood has seen at HoRR. To allow our success to continue we need suitable equipments to allow all crews to train and succeed. Please help us build a more competitive club for years to come. 

Who are WE?

We are Collingwood College Boat Club. Entirely student-run, we compete at the highest level for colleges in Durham. We take on 50 novices each year who are taught by student volunteers. Around half of the club, including those competing in our top crews, have never rowed before coming to Durham.


After a very successful fundraiser in 2018, not only did we expand the CCBC fleet, but we also helped to build our alumni network. CCBC was established in 1981 and as a relatively young club we are constantly trying to grow our alumni and support network. 

We currently use old defected blades which undergo constant repair. To remain competitive we are reaching out to anyone and everyone who has been involved with our great club and help us make the necessary purchase of 8 blades. The new blades will enable us to fly the CCBC flag higher than before and continue to connect with our alumni members.

Where will the money go?

Since blades are set to different lengths for men and women, we are looking to raise enough to provide both the men's and women's squad with 4 new concept 2 sweep blades each. With an ever growing club, we are aiming to set the club up for years to come with good quality equipment allowing us to stay competitive. 

With £2200 we can purchase a complete second-hand set of blades for each squad. At £3500 we can get our hands on 8 brand new sweep blades accompanying our men's and women's top IVs. The blades will be used exclusively with our new Stamplfi 4+'s which hosts the best male and female rowers from their respective squads enabling more efficient training without resolving equipment issues before sessions. 


Check out our rewards! To show our appreciation to all donors, there are some great rewards to collect. 


To keep updated will all things rowing from the men and women at CCBC check out our Instagram here

For further information about the club and our history visit our website here

Help us succeed!

We need all the help we can get, regardless of the size of donation we need your support to succeed!

You can also help us reach our goal by sharing this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.


If you ever rowed for CCBC and we have managed to reach you with this project, we want to stay in touch, regardless of donations. If you would like to sign up for our alumni mailing list, you can do so with this form. The details of how we will use your contact information and what we would like to send you are all on the link! Keep your eyes peeled for future alumni events.