Club Fundraising

We need to continually fundraise to keep our equipment, buildings and volunteer training up to date.

Please support us by:

Funding and sponsorship opportunities exist for:

  • national, international, world and Olympic competitor sponsorship
  • racing sponsorship
  • event sponsorship
  • boat and paddle sponsorship
  • buoyancy aid sponsorship
  • clothing kit sponsorship

To discuss further please speak to the Chairman, Jim Rossiter or email Sonja Freebody at


Clubhouse_RearThe Guildford Waterside Centre is home to a number of organisations, including, of course, Wey Kayak Club. The Guildford Waterside Centre “400 Club” raises funds to help pay off loans, maintenance, future enlargement and development of the centre.

Planning permission was granted to redevelop in March 2014, building finishing in 2016.

Please join the GWC 400 Club now and support the facilities that we all use and be in with a chance of winning £50 every month. Join before 14 December and you stand a chance of winning the Bonus Draw of £200 at the WKC Commodore’s Christmas Dinner, plus there will also be the usual £50 monthly draw. Each ‘ticket’ cost just £2.00 a month (£24 per year) and can be paid for by monthly Standing Order if more convenient. The 400 Club is open to all members, friends and family, an application form and bank mandate can be downloaded below:


Application Form

Bank Mandate Form


By post to: Fundraiser, Wey Kayak Club, Guildford Waterside Centre, Riverside, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1LW Cheques payable to “Wey Kayak Club”

BACS transfer: Sort Code 40-52-40 Account no. 00016351 Ref. Fundraising Donation

Alternatively the Waterside Centre has a Virgin Money Giving account where you can:

– donate directly to the Waterside CentreMake a donation using Virgin Money Giving
– set up your own on-line fundraising / sponsorship page
– donate/sponsor someone else who is raising funds for the Waterside Centre.

Find out more by clicking on the image above.

Guildford Waterside Centre

Phase 5 Appeal

The Guildford Waterside Trustees have launched an appeal, for the work in Phase 5 of our building programme. There is NO PRESSURE here but we hope that some members will be in a position to help. Click the links below for more information.

Letter of Intent for Donation or Loan

Loan Letter

Help Wey Kayak Club to raise money whenever you shop online – could you help? easyfundraising-logoIt’s very simple – just visit to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more. Whenever you buy something, the retailer makes a donation to Wey Kayak Club. They’ve helped raise over £6,500,000 for good causes in the UK so it really does work. It won’t cost you a penny extra to shop and you can even save money with special offers and voucher codes.

So please CLICK HERE to make a difference to Wey Kayak Club and take a look at easyfundraising today.

KITCHEN – Bacon Rolls & Tea = £££s

Any profit from the food and drink provided by the Club at the weekend and Thursday night club nights, goes towards maintaining club equipment. Please make sure you take advantage of this wonderful facility. Mums, Dads and Grandparents are all welcome to join the paddlers. If you are a Mum, Dad or Grandparent and you would like to offer a bit of help in the kitchen, that would be wonderful.

We try to take it in turns, but extra helpers are always needed so please make enquiries at the kitchen.


raft_raceThe Wey Kayak Club is looking for keen and willing people to build and enter the raft race.  Every year there is a different theme, eg Olympics, Walt Disney etc.   Fancy dress and raft decoration compulsory!

The reason why we need you to take part is to generate funding for new club equipment and running costs, so please if you can take part, or if your company can sponsor a team, then please get in touch.

We last entered in 2012 and won 7 trophies, including the “fastest raft”, “best dressed raft” and “best women’s raft”.  No one from our club has managed to enter since 2012 due to clashes with race dates.

If you are interested, the Kayak Club has a selection of plastic barrels, rope, wood and bits and pieces to help you build your ideal craft and there is also a short video that we can show you with examples of what works and what doesn’t!  Ask Sonja Freebody or Dave Kitchin for more details.

The race starts from Millmead Lock (Debenhams) at approximately 3pm and finishes at the WKC roundabout 4pm.  Burgers and drinks available at WKC for spectators and competitors.  Presentation trophy ceremony for winners.  Please note, paddlers will be targeted with water pistols etc by spectators along the route and paddlers can also fire back. Great fun!

Full details and the date will be published on the Guildford Lions Website at Guildford Raft Race

Good team building, fun for kids and adults alike!


The Wey Kayak Club would like to ask competitors to consider supporting the club by raising sponsorship money for the club and centre.

More Info on the DW website


Club facilities can be hired for your party, meeting, christening, wedding anniversary, or celebration at very reasonable rates.  WKC members receive 50% discount of the quoted hire charges.

Hire charges:

  • Main Hall £20 per hour
  • Bar & Lounge £10 per hour
  • Kitchen £20 per hour
  • Upstairs meeting room £5 per hour

For up to date details of rooms, prices and bookings, please go to


Wine deal with Naked Wines is open to all Waterside club members, families and friends.

header-case-image£40 off your first case of wine costing £59.99 or more
– that’s a case of wine for just £19.99 plus p&p.

It comes highly recommended by BSAC members. What is more, for each new customer introduced through this offer Naked Wines will donate £10 to the Guildford Waterside Centre. Not only will you be buying good wine at a very reasonable price, but you will be supporting the Waterside with every sip!!

All you have to do is logon via this link and ensure you use the following codes: Code: BSAC1211 Password: VINEYARD