22nd April 2014
Date: 25th April 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Address: The Cut, Dorney Gardens, Walton Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8LT
Mundays is proud to be the sponsor of two teams from the youth charity the Prince’s Trust, as well as entering our own team, in the first NatWest Community Regatta, to be held on 25 April 2014 organised by Weybridge Rowing Club, along the beautiful River Thames.
In the morning,around 30 business crews of four will each race in a ‘Coxed Four’ against the clock – a ‘Time Trial Head of the River Race’ over a straight section of 500 metres of water. The resulting times will split the participants into Gold and Silver divisions. In the afternoon each crew will race again within their division to determine a winning boat from each division.
The winning teams on the day will receive tickets from Weybridge Rowing Club to the 2014 Henley Regatta, including an invitation to the exclusive Leander Club. There will also be a special trophy presented by Mundays for the participating Prince’s Trust teams.
The members of the Prince’s Trust Team 1 are Sheldon Sampson, Kimberley Titterton, Connor Inman and Tyler Wing. The Prince’s Trust 2 Team 2 is Harry Jones, Harry Thomson, Liam Dinning and Laura Salter.
The Mundays team members are Neale Andrews, Julian Harvey, Darea Ellis, Joseph Kean and our reserves are Phil Walton and Fiona Moss.
Neale Andrews rowed in the 1980s and 90s for the Inner Temple Rowing club out of the University of London’s Boat club just down the river in Richmond. Neale first attempted to row whilst at school at Tabor Academy in Marion Massachusetts USA but he says he was so bad that he gave up and joined the track team instead.
Julian Harvey rowed for two years for his school.
Joseph Kean rowed “a long time ago” – again this was limited to the time when he was at school. He is also a yachtmaster – we’re not sure if this will be handy on the day!
Darea Ellis has rowed for her school and university. She says she was often made cox because usually she was the shortest/smallest rower and has spent many a freezing cold morning sitting at the back of a boat!
Phil Walton and Fiona Moss have never rowed! Phil’s interests are rugby, golf and guitars - unfortunately this hasn’t really helped him on the water!
About the Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.
The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’ charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
You can find out more about the NatWest Community Regatta by visiting the event’s website at http://natwestcommunityregatta.com/
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