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Charity Details
The Monkton Bluefriars Charitable Trust is registered with the Charity Commission, registered number 1057332

Foundation

Monkton Bluefriars Boat Club was founded in 1964 to encourage old boys of Monkton Combe School Boat Club to meet socially and in boats. There was a token membership fee which covered a few expenses.

In the 1970s recent leavers who had rowed at school were encouraged to join Bluefriars and support it with annual donations. Many of these leavers gave between two and ten pounds a year to support their successors who were still rowing at school. As these donors now have greater disposable income, many are happy to give more. In 1995 it was decided to set up the Monkton Bluefriars Charitable Trust to encourage more people to give, using the tax benefits of a charity. so that more help could be given to young rowers. At the same time Bluefriars widened its purpose to include support of students rowing in other clubs as well as Monktonians.

Purposes of the Trust
The following two paragraphs are taken directly from the Trust Deed

The Trustees

The Trustees
Genevieve Bailhache-GrahamOld Monktonian
Julian BewickMaster i/c Rowing, Monkton Combe School, 1970-94
Godfrey BishopMaster i/c Rowing, Monkton Combe School, 1996
Peter BossomRowing Coach, Monkton Combe School
Julius CaesarParent, Monkton Combe School
John ClarkOld Monktonian Oarsman, Son and Father of Monktonian Oarsmen
Rowley Douglas MBEOld Monktonian and Olympic Gold Medal (Sydney 2000)
Fergus MurisonOld Monktonian
Alex PartridgeOld Monktonian and Olympic Silver Medal (Beijing 2008) Rowing World Champion 2005, 2006, 2009
Toby SaundersOld Monktonian
Steve Williams OBEOld Monktonian, GB Olympic Team 2000. Olympic Gold Medal 2004 (Athens),Olympic Gold Medal 2008 (Beijing), Rowing World Champion 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006

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