#PullTogether for Cancer Research UK and our Ely Boathouse

Over the last few years, alumni often ask ‘what has happened to Sponsor a Seat?’  Well here it is again with a slight twist!  The theme is 27 seats against Oxford and 27 days of sports!



Tomorrow morning our 2016 Squad will meet with the squad members of CUBC and CULRC to enjoy breakfast together as part of the Cancer Research UK Biggest Breakfast.  Organised at Goldie by our Vice President Evelyn, the event is part of an ambitious fundraising campaign.


Patricia Smith, our Lightweight Captain won’t have recovered in time from an injury to race in the boat races this year, and instead is leading the way to support the new sponsorship partnership with Cancer Research which has a personal connection to her and so many of the squad.

Patricia’s mother lost her battle with cancer in 2014 and she has been inspired to create an initiative that combines her love of sport with her wish to support scientific research to help in the fight against cancer.

Her challenge to take part in 27 Cambridge University sports in the 27 days will culminate in a a cycle, with fellow squad member Fanny Belaise, from Goldie Boathouse, Cambridge to Thames Rowing Club, Putney to cheer on our crews on March 27th.


Join us as we support CRUK and the final fundraising for ‘Project Ely’ the new Ely Boathouse let’s  #PullTogether!

Help Patricia and CUWBC to raise £10,000 for CRUK and £10,000 for Ely Boathouse.


#PullTogether for Ely

Become part of the fundraising drive to build a boathouse at Ely for our squad.  If together, we raise over £10,000 the ‘Squad of 2016’ will be listed on the donor honours board at Ely.  This will be a unique collective gift and a first for this fundraising campaign.
No other squad has been recognised to date – let’s make this happen!

The power of this collective gift to support The Ely Boathouse will be appreciated by the current group of athletes who will move into the new boathouse in October 2016.

No gift is too small, let’s get behind the 2016 Squad ahead of  27th March and secure their legacy at Ely.

Donate now by using the link – every donation counts.