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RNLI 200 Club April Results and Accounts for 2017

Better late than never! The results of the April draws are as follows with a prize fund of £42.75 for each week.

110 Jimmy Byam Shaw

135 Daphne Howard

28 Jocasta Webb

18 Bill Riches

THE BASIN OARS RNLI 200 CLUB

Accounts for January – December 2017

RNLI?Registered Charity No. 209603

The total amount given to the RNLI was in fact £4,704.00, thanks to generous donations as well as the 200 Club.

Paid in                                                               £7,728.00 

Paid out in prizes               £3,843.00

Paid out to RNLI                 £3,854.00    =   £7,697.00 

Expenses for the year                                         £00.00

Balance left in account                                       £31.00

Statements can be viewed on request.

If you need more information please contact one of the team – 

phone Jill on 01621 850065, email: basinoars@gmail.com 

or www.thebasinoars.co.uk 

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2018

Last Year's Champion

Last Year’s Champion

***** Hold the date *****

This year will be our 15th Fun Dog Show and is to be held on Saturday 15th September in the field adjacent to Daisy Meadow car park, Heybridge Basin from midday.

More details will be posted in the near future, so please keeping looking on the website and Face Book for updates.

Each year we hold a fun dog show in aid of local charities and is normally held in June, but we have decided that September would be a good time and give everyone something to look forward to towards the end of the summer.

Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Gig and Rowing Race

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New Year’s Resolution….

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This was held on Saturday 20th January 2018 at about 13.30 on Maldon Hythe quay. A cold, grey and rainy day, but lots of boats on the river and a good race!

We’d like to thanks everyone who braved the weather to come along and cheer every one along. Raising money for the RNLI is the game and the race did just that. Over £6000 in total and we’re proud to announce that we raised £4,704 of this total.

Many, many thanks to all those who helped us achieve this magnificent amount through the 200 club we run for the RNLI and individual donations.

If you’ve seen Maldon Standard, don’t be confused with name the reporter gave us – we’ve not renamed ourselves the Base and Oars (??!!!!). We are still The Basin Oars who have been around since 1990 – a mere 28 years! If you want to join the 200 Club, we still have a few numbers left so do contact us for more details.

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2017 Presentation

'Reminder' Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

‘Reminder’ Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th  August we had great pleasure in presenting a cheque to one of our chosen charities, SeaChange Sailing Trust, supported by this year’s fun dog show held in Daisy Meadow on 10th June.

The £475.00 (half of the £950 total raised from the dog show) will go towards the fitting out of their new  barge ‘Blue Mermaid’.

SeaChange takes underprivileged , excluded and disabled young people for a week or two on ‘Reminder’. Hilary said they have some team leaders who themselves started out on ‘the discarded register’. The youngsters are invited to help with all aspects of life on-board, including navigation, which when they have plotted a course and worked out how long they will take to reach their destination, Hilary tells them that they have just successfully carried out ‘applied maths’. They also get involved with geography, history, cooking, communications, astrology, to name but a few subjects, as well as sail and barge handling, and of course, ‘health and safety’.

The ‘students’ go home with a certificate, often the first they have ever achieved and a lot of self belief.

Basin Oars always get involved, and whilst we were making up twelve bunks with fresh bedding the next ‘crew’ arrived, people from  the other end of the spectrum, Hilary calls it ‘Dementia Adventure’. Folk with their partners or carers going out for a week of leisurely, no pressure enjoyment.

The Basin Oars are so please to have helped this worthy cause. Who knows, we might find ourselves as a passenger in the future!

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December 31st 2016, saw the 40th Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI. It was great to see so many people turn out to support everyone. Our fancy dress this year was a spoof on the Julie Walters’ sketch, Two Soups – ‘Ready to order , sir?’

We had great pleasure in handing over a cheque for £5,000 raised mostly from our RNLI 200 Club and wish to thank all members for your support.  We had a very generous donation from a friend of £1,250 for the row which helped us retain the trophy for the most money raised by any one boat. Thank you Terry.

The last photo shows John Rogers receiving his winning cheque in the annual Extra Big Oars Draw, the major prize in the 200 Club. Congratulations, John.

If you’d like to join our 200 Club please contact us for details.

RNLI 200 Club Christmas Draws – The Results

With your support over 2016 year we donated £3,756 topped up by a generous supporter to £5,000 to the RNLI on 31st December at the Maldon Little Ship Club sponsored row.

If you want more details of how to join the RNLI 200 Club or are considering  moving to a Standing Order arrangement, please contact us for details.

This is the big One! December sees not only the weekly draws and the quarterly Big Oars Draw, BUT also the Christmas Even Bigger Oars Draw!! This is our 6th year and will offer the biggest prize money since we began the club in 2012. Draws held on Saturday 17th December at The Jolly Sailor Christmas market.

The weekly prize for December: £38.50                                                                                                           No 67 – Allan Luck No 107 – Geoffrey Clark No 71 – George Little   No 44 – Paul Hindley

The Big Oars Draw: 1st prize – £196 Jane Staab (no 68) 2nd prize – £78  Judith Manley (no 72)             3rd prize – £60 Tim Madelin (no 176)

The Even Bigger Oars Draw:  1st prize – £392 John and Di Rogers (no 175)                                            2nd prize – £157 Doug Milstead (no 113)

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016 A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our village fun dog show on Saturday 11th June. It was a fantastic day with our best turn out, being our 13th show. The weather was kind with the rain holding off until after we had finished packing away.

We had 95 dogs entered with record entries for each class. Overall, with everyone’s support we raised £1,167 for Row4aReason.

Our best in Show for 2016 is Isabel Patten and Nico, a 7 month old Crossbreed.

2016 Best in Show

Champion 2016 Best in Show

Reserve Champion 2016 Cocan Freeman and Dylan

Elliot Adams and Alfie

Elliot Adams and Alfie

Heybridge Parish Council Best Partnership – the Armitage Family and Scarlet, a 17 week old Red Fox Labrador

Please see our Gallery page for more photos of the show.

 

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'Strictly' before the race

‘Strictly’ before the race

Thanks to everyone who came along to Maldon Hythe Quay on Sunday 27th December to support this event and to cheer us on.

Fortunately, the strong winds we had been experiencing recently, abated for the race and it was a fairly smooth course. There was a great atmosphere being with so many rowing boats, kayaks, gigs and a paddle board on the water and to see so many spectators along the quay.

As usual we made a colourful splash with our ‘Strictly’ theme. Thanks to the support from the members of our RNLI 200 Club we handed over £3,750 and won the trophy for the boat which  raised the most sponsorship. We were the first women’s multiple crew to finish and were runners’ up in the fancy dress competition.

It was heartening to see so many people supporting this race and we’d like to thank John and Diana Rogers from the Maldon Little Ship Club for organising it and all those who helped make the event so successful.

We’re also grateful to the West Mersea lifeboat crew who came along in ‘Just George’. We couldn’t resist the invitation to pose on the life boat – after all we did help to fund it!

Strictly 'Just George'

Strictly ‘Just George’