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Lea Rowing Club Limited
Lea Rowing Club Limited
Sally's Fund

Sally's Fund

Why we need your help

Sally's Fund has been set up in memory of our friend and fellow club member Sally Lawrence.  She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 1st May 2020.

Sally contributed a huge amount to the club and wider rowing community.  She was the epitome of inclusiveness, making sure people had access to rowing and enjoyed it above all else. She gave so much of her time to the club and wider rowing community that it is impossible to imagine that just one person would be able to replace her.

To honour her memory, we have established Sally’s Fund in her name to enable her inclusive spirit to live on. The fund aims to support people, particularly those who face barriers and challenges, or just need help that she would willingly have given.

The types of support that the fund could enable will include providing access to the sport of rowing for groups with varying needs, equipment, participation in external events for people and groups who wouldn’t generally race, training for people willing to coach such people and other groups who have less access to traditional club resources. 

We can't replace Sally but we can help provide the support and encouragement that Sally would have given in her own special way.

We aim to set up an online book of condolence on the club's website ( so we have a record of the many lovely comments that have been posted.  If you would like to contribute you can either leave a comment on the Virgin Giving page with your full name or send it to

We'd also like to share with you a video that we have put together in her memory.



raised towards 7,500.00 target


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Nov 26, 2020


Sally's dedication to the club was immense. She will be sorely missed.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 18, 2020

Graham Spittle

From Graham Spittle who, like the whole club, still misses Sally!! :-(

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Sep 23, 2020

Helen Underhill

A force for good and a truly generous person, Sally was absolutely instrumental to supporting many people (like me) who learned to row as adults at the Lea. I will remember her enthusiasm, supreme organisational skills, kindness and encouragement.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 13, 2020


(plus 32.50 giftaid)

Aug 31, 2020


Sally ,the most helpful person in the world. You will be sadly missed

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 25, 2020


In memory of Sally from all at Erith Rowing Club


Aug 25, 2020


Jul 10, 2020

Amanda from BroxbourneRC

Sally was a wonderful person and it is a great idea to help her spirit continue

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 04, 2020


We will all miss you so much, the club won't be the same without you keeping us in order!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jul 01, 2020

Emmet C

I only met Sally once, at a Regatta. She lent my crew a boat when a schedule clash would have prevented us from racing otherwise. Her enthusiasm and practical kindness left a lasting impression on me, and I hope your fund brings this to others.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 9,264.28

Direct donations


Raised offline 595.00

Fundraising pages


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