Zoom Ergers: Consider a voluntary sub to fund a grassroots project
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About the event
The EA Youth Rowing project which will launch in January 2022 is targeting areas of deprivation in rural East Anglia to children and communities most in need. The project will introduce the sport of rowing to 2,500 to 3,000 children across four state schools, who would not otherwise have access. These schools have a high percentage of pupils receiving free school meals. The goal is to introduce young people to the sport, emphasising fun, participation and making them feel like they belong. The cost for each school to get started is just £2700, which would cover coaching costs and mean 680 students will have access to rowing from January to July. We have already funded one school through voluntary donations, so if you donate this month the money will go directly to our £2700 target to get a second school up and running! Our intention is to roll out to further schools and further areas, which will mean Zoom Ergos is not only a more fun way to work out, but a community which funds the development of the sport.
Rowing is such a powerful sport that should be more accessible to more young people. It does not only positively impact physical health, but can have a huge impact on a child's mental health. It can aid concentration, behaviour and academic achievement at school and can increase confidence, self esteem and self worth. If you donate instead of paying a membership fee or gym fee, you can change a young person's life by funding the start of this new and exciting project in schools for children and communities most in need.