After a 6am start the team arrived at Surrey Docks, London – a new venue for us to a beautiful day.
We had a full days racing, consisting of 6 x 200m races and 3 x 350m. We now feel we are competing with the other ladies teams , none of whom race as a breast cancer survivor team.
Racing times were a little different throughout the day but we did only have 14 ladies in our boat, 6 less than the other teams, 3 members who had not raced before, a great team effort by everyone and an enjoyable day.
Great support from all the other teams as usual.
Following our successful 12 months as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year at Castlepoint, Bournemouth we invited the staff to join us for an evening paddle and buffet to show our appreciation for all the help and support the store and customers have given us over the year.
Apart from a staggering total of £4687 towards our increasing running costs they have provided us with the practical help too – a supply of wood to build some essential storage, hundreds of bread rolls for our Festival Day in May, and socially we have shared Quiz Nights, a Race Night, a fun Bingo session and we provided models for their Fashion Shows.
Our presence in their Foyer with our displays have helped raise Pink Champagne’s profile locally and thanks to the year-round publicity we now have many more members benefitting from our Charity. So a great Big Thank You to Castlepoint Sainsburys! You are all stars!
Written by Veronica Precious