Friday 26th May 2017 (8:24am)

Our Support

Polo Appeal Slalom Appeal Paddling Calendar 2009


One of the key roles of the Friends of DUCC is to raise funds for the Canoe Club and to be involved with long term projects whcih last longer than the captaincy of the current club (1 year). This is done to support the long-term objectives of the club, particularly with regard to high performance in canoeing.

Since the Friends Group was launched in 2002, it has raised almost £5000 for the canoe club through various events and private donations.

Successful fundraisers

  • The Polo Appeal

    A huge success, raising £3500 over a period of 18 months for the club.

    BUSA Canoe Polo Silver Medallists
    The BUSA Canoe Polo Silver Medallists 2006, who benefited from the boats bought by the friends

  • The Slalom Appeal

    The target was £1000 in 12 months. This was succesfully achieved through a variety of events, and enabled the friends group to provide the current club with a selection of new boats and kit.

  • Paddling Calendars

    We have produced a couple of calendars over the past few years, using photos taken on paddling trips all over the world by friends group and current club members.

    You can read more about each of these appeals by clicking on the links on the left hand side.

Our Support

In August 2006 The Friends Group was able to support the non-competitive side of the club with the purchase of an H2 River Running Boat. The £300 for the boat was raised by the Friends Group through different events throughout the year.

Friends of Durham Canoeing, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, Co. Durham. DH1 3AN
T: 0191 334 2165 F: 0191 334 1695 E: