Bowman Riley Show Their Community Spirit In Support Of SELFA


On Saturday 8th July, Bowman Riley Architects will be rowing across Lake Windermere to raise funds for SELFA.

21 members of Bowman Riley’s staff will be rowing 21 miles to raise funds for SELFA to help support local disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children in what they are calling ‘The Big Row’.

Bowman Riley’s Kara Thorpe said: “The Big Row has been booked and all our rowers are ready. Everybody is looking forward to what is going to be a great day out raising money for a fantastic cause. SELFA provide invaluable services to young people and their families across the Craven area and we are proud to show our support.”

Bowman Riley are hoping to raise £2,500 through sponsorships and donations, all of which will go towards funding SELFA’s summer workshops. These workshops include puppet making, baking, craft days, a Forest School camp and trips to Laserzone and trampolining.

6 staff from Bowman Riley will also be volunteering at SELFA’s first activity – a National Trust Trip to Malham Tarn. The volunteers help the children with their map-reading and bush-craft skills.

Emma Pears, SELFA Chief Officer, said “We are very grateful for all the help that Bowman Riley are giving us. Their support is not going unnoticed here at SELFA and all our staff and children appreciate what is being done for us. We are positive that ‘The Big Row’ will be an enormous success and will not only be a great fundraiser, but also a fantastic day out for everyone involved.”

To donate to ‘The Big Row’, visit


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