Selwyn Alumni – Boston Marathon 2015


Following last week’s email – I’m delighted to report that the Boston Rowing Marathon 2015 was successfully completed with a gutsy and determined performance by a very impressive Selwyn crew.  To read more about just how they did – and to show your respect and appreciation for their efforts on behalf of the new Selwyn Boathouse – visit

And to inspire your generous sponsorship – former rower and alum John Farr (SE 1951) has kindly offered to match pound for pound every donation that is made  up to a total of £15,000!  Thank you John. Gift Aid is collected directly by Just Giving – so a £20 donation becomes £25.00 and is then matched £ for £ to become £50.00!  Not a bad return!

So please – help us to raise at least £30,000 in aid of the new Boat House and the provision of better facilities for the next generation of Selwyn rowers.

(NB The Just Giving page has been set up by my colleague Andrew Flather – Development Officer – so don’t be put off if you see his name.  But all those who support – and please give your names – will be recorded in the next issue of the Selwyn Annual Report).

Just to remind you – the aching backs and blistered hands belong to:

The Crew

Huw Champion (SE 1966)

Robin Hellen (SE 2003)

Hugh Wood (SE 1988)

Matt Sloan (SE 1988)

Penelope Jarrett (SE 1980)

Peter Jones (SE 2004)

Clare Heppenstall (SE 1984)

Alexander Goold (SE 1989)


Lizzy Johnstone (SE)

Logistical and Moral Support

Robin Heppenstall (SE 1956)

All the best

Mike Nicholson – Development Director

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