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Rockley Watersports FundraisingRockley Watersports, the premier UK watersports training Company based in Poole, Dorset, hosted an entertaining evening to officially celebrate 40 fabulous years in business.

Over 400 staff, ex-employees, friends and guests joined Rockley owners Peter and Lis Gordon, Managing Director Pip Woods and Operations Director Rob Clark at the Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday 12 November.

The evening brought together people from across the four decades to recognise and celebrate Rockley’s growth and achievements. It was also an opportunity for Company Directors Pip Woods and Rob Clark to look forward to the future of Rockley and to introduce a very special partnership.

For three years, the Rockley team has been running, swimming, cycling and more to help raise funds for Julia’s House and it was after a visit to the hospice that Pip Woods, MD wanted to do more. “As a small Company, we have the ability to make a difference and after a visit to the hospice we knew straight away that we could do more to help. This was the start of a wonderful partnership between Rockley and Julia’s House.”

Generously donated prizes included a ski holiday for two with Rocket Ski, Mock the Week tickets, a jacket from the brand new Sunseeker range, a vintage box of wine, a Henri Lloyd jacket and many more were used in a dedicated raffle on the night with all proceeds going to Julia’s House.

Over £8000 was raised on the night, Linda Schofield-Green, Julia’s House Corporate & Events Manager commented: “We cannot thank Rockley enough for all their support over the past few years and we were delighted to be part of their fantastic birthday bash. Their wonderful guests raised an amazing amount on the night. The Rockley team are great friends to Julia’s House and here’s to the next 40 years!”

Looking ahead to 2017 and beyond, Rockley Watersports has some exciting projects already in planning and they look forward to continuing their partnership with Julia’s House and the local community.

Rockley Watersports, a family run business, specialises in dinghy sailing, watersports training & holidays and School & Group Activity trips based in Poole, Dorset and the South West of France.

Established in 1976, Rockley works closely with many sectors of the UK leisure marine industry including governing bodies and international partners providing training, advice and credited facilities.

www.rockley.org