On 30 November 2019, my rowing crew, Leichhardt Rowing Club’s Harpoons, will be participating in the “Head of the Yarra” Regatta in Melbourne. It’s a gruelling 8.6km time trial regatta for coxed eights! The course winds from within the heart of Melbourne to the Hawthorn Rowing Club navigating through 11 bridges and some serious hairpin turns. Current entries suggest approximately 2,500 rowers from around Australia and overseas are participating.
A few people in my crew are using this event as a fundraiser for the Sydney based Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre.
The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation that delivers a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children and young people, and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence. More detail on what the centre does can be found here: https://www.wagec.org.au/
To donate please visit the following fundraising page for this event: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/rob-80
Donations of any amount are welcome, and all donations over $2 are tax-deductible (that’s the accountant in me) and click the box for your receipt to be emailed to you.
Thanks for your consideration and your support.