England’s Warwick Rowers
England’s Warwick Rowers is a relatively new sport club that is making its mark with their fine uninhibited athletes who’ve bared all for a full-length video about their Club, their sport and their training. They’ve made a video (for sale) and since 2009 have turned out an entertaining and sexy annual calendar with proceeds going to support Sport Allies, a group dedicated to helping young people affected by homophobia and transphobia.
I’ll leave it up to you to decide who in the Club is straight or Gay. Bottom line (so to speak) is that they’re all supporting a better world for all. This summer they’re hard at work on the upcoming 2015 edition. Don’t miss out on it! Go to www.warwickrowers.org
Here’s their recent letter:
The last year has been a huge one for us at Warwick Rowers, not least thanks to your support.
We were thrilled to be recognized by the UK calendar industry at the National Calendar Awards, an event we both attended in the City of London in February. Our calendar won both Charity Calendar of the Year and People’s Choice Calendar of the Year. It was an exciting and emotional evening for our little project to be up alongside major names like the Pirelli calendar.
More importantly, your support has enabled us to raise around £100,000 for the club and for Sport Allies, our programme to challenge homophobia through sport. We have been working with other students, including representatives of Warwick Pride, the university’s LGBT organisation for students, to set up Sport Allies as an independent registered charity dedicated to young people affected by homophobia or transphobia. Top professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) spotted the potential of Sport Allies early on, and has also played a crucial role in the charity’s development. You can read more about Sport Allies at the new, dedicated website at sportallies.org.
Now, to celebrate what has been an outstanding year for all of us, we are launching a limited edition print of the 2014 calendar centrefold image of Laurie. The iconic shot is available in three different editions to suit every pocket – from a smaller size in an edition of 500 through to an enormous print in a run of only 100.
What all prints have in common is that they are giclee printed by artisan printers on the highest quality pure cotton paper, and each one is signed by both Laurie and photographer Angus Malcolm. Each print will also be embossed and will come with a certificate of authenticity.
You can find more information about the prints, see a video with Laurie and Angus, and place an order by clicking here.
Everyone who has seen these prints in the “flesh” agrees that they look spectacular, and we want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy this picture. We believe it is a piece of history, and we want to recognize your part in creating that history. As an existing supporter, please use the code ALLY10 to get a 10% discount on the price of any print.
Thank you for your support. It means a lot to us, and we will keep you posted on our news over the coming months.
Hugs and best wishes
Matt and Laurie