Boathouse Redevelopment Fundraising
|All of the groundwork has been prepared for this project. We now need to raise the remaining funds necessary to bring this project to life.|
On this page you will find; where the money came from to get us started, how much we need to fully accomplish the upgrade, where we are searching for it, and the fun we shall have in the process.
How the Funds Grew
The designs produced by architects Bland, Brown and Cole (BB+C) presented a concept for a boathouse with estimated costs in the region of £2.5million. A fundraising appeal for the redevelopment project was launched at the Blades Gala Regatta on 15th September 2012 and was predominantly aimed at Blades, but not excluding other alumni and supporters. In December 2013 the architects devised a plan to split the project into phases, with the intention of enabling an earlier start to works, the first phase of which would require £1million to complete. (Please see “Phasing” in the Plans section for more information on this approach.) The target for this first phase was surpassed and, following further discussions with the architects, it was felt that a project which combined elements of the original design could be constructed for an approximate cost of £1.9million. It is this combined project which we are now in the process of building.
We are very grateful for the enormous generosity of our alumni and friends, particularly Professor Stephen Blyth, Lady Margaret Beaufort Fellow, and Dr Yusuf Hamied, Honorary Fellow, for their support of the redevelopment project.
We are still seeking funds for the redevelopment project as current donations fall just short of the estimated final cost. Donations can be made online here and click the “Donate Now” button, not forgetting to authorise Gift Aid, if possible. As Christ's College is a Registered Charity (No.1137540) gifts to the College can have Gift Aid applied to them and the usual tax relief rules apply to donations.
If you have any questions about how you could support the project please contact Rebecca Pitcaithly in the Development Office [email@example.com].