IRF European Championships
Red Rose Rafting GB
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting Red Rose Rafting GB2 Team
Every donation is greatly appreciated and will go towards the IRF European Championships 2015
Red Rose Rafting Team was formed in 2009 by a group of friends that really enjoyed outdoor activities. We are based throughout Lancashire and the North of England. We continue to grow and currently have 12 paddlers that raft for the team. With the adrenaline of white water rafting and team mentality we have taken part in competitions held by British Rafting. These events take place throughout the year and are held at a number of white water centres in the UK including the Cardiff White Water Centre and the Olympic Lee Valley White Water Centre in London.
Throughout the years our team has paddled hard and trained a number of times with the Past Great British Teams. Which has helped develop our team and spur us on to achieve greater results.
On the final weekend of February the British Rafting Selection was held at Lee Valley. The competition was to determine which teams will represent Great Britain in future International Events. The competition consisted of 4 elements: Sprint, Head to Head, Slalom and Endurance all which had aspects of flat water and white water.
After paddling very hard throughout the weekend we were successful at gaining the number 2 spot in the open women’s category. This entities us to represent Great Britain in the European Championships in Bosnia 19th -24th May, alongside the selected GBR1 Women, GBR1 & 2 Men, Under 21s, Under 23s and the GBR Men’s Masters team.
Now and The Future
We are currently training hard and in search for funding and sponsorship, due to the nature of the sport it is a self-funded competition. We have a couple of sponsors already from local businesses, although we have these we still have a long way to go in our bid to get to the European Championships.
Each rafter has to cover training and entry fees, kit including paddles costs, flights, accommodation and more. We estimate that this will cost each player around £600. Your support would therefore make a real difference to every member of the team.
Our initial fundraising target is £1,000. This will contribute towards each player’s costs. We would love to raise more than this though, so hopefully we can increase our target as we receive your generous donations!
We have set amounts of donations that you can choose each with their own reward, you can donate anomously if you wish. If you would like to discuss a potential offer of additional funding please contact us viahttps://www.facebook.com/RedRoseRapidsRafting
SJ Evans Jess Evans Tori Jones Bex Faragher Ali st John Claire Molly Mckenzie
Again Thank you for your support every little bit is appreciated