Public Support Boosts Boathouse

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust have been overwhelmed by the support shown for their first crowdfunding campaign.  184 donations have raised a total of £5378 towards the costs of developing the West Boathouse project in Glasgow Green.  Through the MyParkScotland portal, gift aid collected on donations has raised over £700 for the Glasgow Green Endowment Fund which will help safeguard Glasgow Green for future generations.

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Credit: Alisdair Woodburn

Murray Shaw, Chair of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, said:

We are delighted and overwhelmed at the public support shown for this project on Glasgow Green.  Not only have we exceeded the funding target set, but we have also found nearly 200 supporters of this exciting project.”

Ian Goodman, MyParkScotland Project Manager, said:

The West Boathouse has been one of the most successful campaigns on the MyParkScotland portal, with the largest number of donations received for any of the MyParkScotland campaigns so far.  We have been impressed by the level of support shown for the project and delighted not only that the project surpassed its target but also over £700 has been raised from the gift aid contributions which will support future improvements to Glasgow Green through the endowment fund.

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club have been impressed and amazed by the wider interest shown in the West Boathouse.  Our thanks go to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and MyParkScotland for their efforts in this.  We are also particularly grateful to Alisdair Woodburn, for the use of his gorgeous image of the West Boathouse.

With donations received from as far away as Texas, London and Aberdeen the public appeal has demonstrated to the rowing clubs that there is a wider interest in saving the listed building and the we look forward to working with all the supporters to develop a project that enables the Boathouse to serve the wider users of Glasgow Green in the future as well as it has served the rowing clubs in the past.

More information on the Boathouse Project can be found here.

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