Preparations for the rescheduled Stratford upon Avon Boat Club regatta on Saturday 21 September 2019 have been saved by local kitchen design and installation company, Kitchens by Dexter
“A lot of hard work goes into planning a regatta and the lifeline that Kitchens by Dexter have thrown us has meant that Stratford Boat Club’s regatta can finally be rescheduled for Saturday 21 September”, says Dawson Curnock, Stratford Boat Club Chairman
The Club’s June regatta had to be cancelled for safety reasons as the River Avon was high and fast flowing after continuous heavy rain. As well as Stratford’s own crews, the rescheduled regatta already has entries from local, regional and national clubs such as Abingdon Rowing Club, Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Rowing Club, Cardiff & Vale Schools Rowing Academy, Evesham Rowing Club, Hereford Cathedral School, King Edward The Sixth School Boat Club, King’s School Worcester Boat Club, Ross Rowing Club and Royal Grammar School Worcester Boat Club.
Jamie Hall, Director at Kitchens by Dexter said, “We had already pledged to be a Gold Sponsor for Stratford’s June regatta and shared the Club’s disappointment when it had to be cancelled. Stepping up to be the Headline Sponsor is, we feel, the right thing to do to help a local club. Our philosophy, which has developed over twenty years of business, is the same as the Boat Club’s – to have happy and contented clients and members.
Paul Stanton, the Club’s President said, “Stratford upon Avon Boat Club is most grateful to Kitchens by Dexter for stepping in as Headline Sponsor making our rescheduled regatta viable again so that we can continue to encourage and provide sport for those in the Warwickshire area. We also look forward to welcoming competing crews, VIPs and guests and especially Stratford and Warwickshire residents and visitors to the town down to the river on Saturday 21 September to watch and enjoy what will be an action-packed day.”
For media coverage, please see Stratford Observer online https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/second-chance-for-stratford-boat-club-regatta and Stratford Herald page sixteen and online http://www.stratford-herald.com/101498-stratford-regatta-handed-lifeline-new-sponsors.html