Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited: Trustees’ Report

Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited
Trustees’ Report

The trustees, who also act as directors of the company present their report and the financial statements for the
year ended 31 January 2018. The financial statements have been drawn up in accordance with statutory
requirements and applicable accounting standards.

The company was incorporated on 23 January 2002 as a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by the
Memorandum and Articles of Association issued on incorporation. It was registered as a charity on 4 February

Objectives and activities

The objective of the trust is to provide facilities for water-related and other physical recreation facilities in South
East London.

The Trustees in conjunction with the member clubs (Globe Rowing Club and Curlew Rowing Club) provide
facilities for water-related and other physical recreation activities at the Trafalgar Rowing Centre on the River
Thames and at the Royal Albert Dock.

The main activities being rowing on river and indoor rowing. Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited and the member clubs
are affiliated to British Rowing.

The Trust is a voluntary organisation and wishes to thank all volunteers for their assistance with, and
commitment to the success of its operation.

Recruitment and appointment of Trustees

A minimum of six trustees must hold office. Should the number of trustees fall below six, the remaining Trustees
are obliged to appoint a replacement from the membership of Globe or Curlew rowing clubs. Trustees shall be
selected who have particular concern for the promotion of water sports on the River Thames.
Achievements and performance

The trustees are pleased to report the following achievements:

Globe Rowing Club has continued to bring new people into rowing at Greenwich and has seen a big increase in
women members. Through its partnership with London Youth Rowing, it has built a successful junior section,
with girls and boys crews rowing at Henley Royal Regatta for the first time ever and individuals selected to
represent their country at international junior events.

Curlew Rowing Club have built on their successes of recent years in producing both women’s and men’s crews of
quality and have achieved the Club’s highest places in both the Women’s and Men’s Head of the River races.
Both Women’s and Men’s squads have competed at Women’s Henley and Men’s Henley. The Club continues to
attract new members to ensure success in the future.

The Trust continues to interact positively with the local community, the local Education authorities, the Port Of
London Authority and British Rowing, Thames Regional Rowing Council and others to improve the water sports
experience for local people.

Financial review

During the period the Trust received donations of £6,012 and generated funds through the provision of rowing
and other facilities totalling £28,202. Total subscriptions of £2,750 were received in the year. The costs of
generating funds and charitable activities amounted to £52,823 generating a deficit of £15,859 for the year.
Reserves Policy

As indicated by the balance sheet, the Charity held funds of £19,552 at 31 January 2018, at which date they were
considered to be sufficient to meet the forward commitments of the Charity. The Trustees, who are responsible
for the reserves policy of the Charity, monitor and review at regular intervals and are satisfied that the balance
held on both restricted and unrestricted funds are adequate for the Charity’s needs.

Small company provisions

This report has been prepared in accordance with the small companies regime under the Companies Act 2006.

Curlew Rowing Club hosts their AGM

Curlew Rowing Club

EST. 1866

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Club, I am pleased to announce the following Officers of the Club:

Chairman: Mr. Matthew Richardson

Treasurer: Mr. John Stewart

Club Secretary: Ms. Rebecca Jackson

Club Captain: Ms. Jessica Phillips

Women’s Captain: Ms. Emily Wilsher

Men’s Captain: Mr. Edward Ninham & Mr. Stuart Beard

Development Squad Captain: Mr. Henry Irish & Mr. Sam Toner

Social Secretary: Ms. Zoe Amos

Regatta Secretary: Mr. Angus Wilson

Kit Secretary: Ms. Amy Powell

Membership Officer: Ms. Preeti Sankaran

Fundraising Officer: Ms. Gemma Barker

Information Officer: Ms. Kat Blomberg & Ms. Margaret Ann Hennessy

Curlew Rowing Club: Alumni Day

Sunday 12th August saw Curlew Rowing Club host a afternoon dedicated to our alumni members, to try to reestablish links with our Curlew Past.

A great thank you to John Brunton and Paul Maloney who have been instrumental in getting over 50 people together to share some happy memories about our club. This has been very much at the forefront of this year’s committee, and a special thanks has to go to Laura Binns our Alumni Officer who has worked tirelessly over the past 10 months to try and establish names and faces. 

Peter Blaseby and Jonathan Hood recounted some great Curlew times over the past 50 years – I think this will become an annual event! We had representatives from the 1950s, 60s, right through to the current Henley qualified crews who came to mingle with our guests.

Next stop for the Alumni are the AGM on the 22nd September, then we will be hosting a quiz night start of season, then I hope to see many faces at our formal Christmas Party in December.

We are constantly searching out for old Curlew Rowers who want to re-connect with their old club and clubmates. Please contact

Trafalgar Trust – AGM Minutes

Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited – Minutes of AGM – 11/12/2017

7.30pm 11/13 Crane Street, Greenwich

Present: Bronwyn Hill, Ray Cassidy, Matthew Richardson, Robert Taylor
A.Heald (Secretary)
Apologies: Phil Collins, Peter Blaseby
The meeting started as a quorum was present

2016 AGM Minutes were reviewed
David Hiller was not present for 2016 AGM – minutes to be amended
RC to give a summary of the roles & responsibilities of a trustee and a brief
overview of current activities of the Trust (by 31/01/18) for any new trustees to
read as a reference point to aid recruiting new trustees
Management committee to quantify the use of the building (previous action
not carried out)
Development of the gym to be referred to the management committee for
further investigation

Financial Statements – Reports & Accounts
Accounts submitted on time for the Trust & Facilities Account for which the
Trustees thank the Secretary
RC proposed that the monies in the P&L account for the Facilities account
should be donated to the Trust account proposed RC,
seconded RT
Proposal to move AGM to September by BH, seconded MR in order to
approve the reports and accounts in person, instead of by email
RC proposed that the accounts do not have to be fully audited – seconded by
RC is the person of significant control for both the Facilities & Trust accounts
for the Confirmation Statements
RC proposed to keep the current accountants for 2018, BH seconded

Directors Report
The Directors report was accepted by the committee

Resignations & Appointments
David Hillier resigned and was thanked for his services
Peter Blaseby to resign when another trustee is appointed & thanked for his

There was no further business and the AGM was drawn to a close

New Equipment For East London Rowers

The past 12 months the centre has seen a massive uptake in usage, and the trust has reinvested a lot of money with a new paint job and balcony repairs, damp proofing on the walls and a new hanging rail for Curlew RC to display some of their pictures. Not only that, the Trust awarded £1500.00 to the rowing clubs to hit out the gym with some new equipment.

Over £500 was spent on a new dumbbell rack, £650 on a squat cage, something the clubs have been wanting for ages and the rest was spent on additional weights and bars.

There was investment into women’s rowing too, with lighter bars and weights for ladies who have not “lifted” before.

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TRC Support Local Yacht Club

TRC also lent its support to the Greenwich Yacht Club Cutter race on 6 May 2017.   The TRC was the “start line” for this traditional fixed seat rowing event, with crews rowing down river to finish at the Greenwich Yacht Club, some 2.6 miles away. The competition was open to mens, women and mixed crews in traditional boats with 6 oars, a cox and passenger.  Globe RC won the mixed crew event.