09:34AM, Friday 01 June 2012
An urgent call has gone out to businesses and private donors to help fund a new high-tech rowing boathouse in Windsor.
Windsor Boys' School headteacher and joint project leader Julian Clauson issued a rallying cry for more financial support for the planned £2million facility.
School boat club bosses were given the green light last May by the Royal Borough to construct a two-storey community rowing complex next to Windsor Leisure Centre in Stovell Road.
But Mr Clauson said it has been a challenge to raise the finances needed in the tough ongoing financial climate.
"We are urging more people to come forward and help our campaign," he said.
"It has been challenging and we are slowly getting support and funds, but need more people to come on-board."
The boathouse will be built on the banks of the River Thames next to a council-owned building the boys' school shares with Windsor Sea Cadets and Windsor Canoe Club.
Facilities will include an eight-man sculling tank, changing rooms, boat storage area, a club room and new parade ground for the cadets.
Mr Clauson said despite the financial pressures there was no way the project was in jeopardy and he is 'optimistic' building work will start in the second half of next year.
Visit www.wbsboatclub.org.uk to get involved.
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