THE Stewards’ Charitable Trust has raised more than £3.3 million for charity since it was established by the Henley Royal Regatta governing body in 1988.
With the motto “rowing, education and youth”, it supports schemes which develop grassroots rowing projects for young people.
Over 26 years, the trust has helped more than 30 different projects, some of them one-offs and others lasting a number of years.
It contributes annually to causes such as adaptive rowing, the British Universities Sports Association, the River and Rowing Museum in Henley, London Youth Rowing, the Mark Lees Foundation, an Imperial College London biodynamics project and the Watermen’s Foundation.
The first sizeable donation was made in 2000 when the trust gave £190,000 to Project Oarsome, a scheme run by the Amateur Rowing Association to support the rebirth of the Ball Cup Races for smaller schools.