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Tecsew Helps to Raise Money for ‘Oarsome’ Charity

By Ally - October 9th, 2019 Posted in Press Releases , , , ,
Oarsome Chance auction Tecsew Easy Rig Awning winner

Tecsew is delighted to announce that their 2019 product, the Easy Rig Awning has helped to raise money for local youth charity, Oarsome Chance.

The innovative Easy Rig Awning or ‘ERA’ was donated to Oarsome Chance for their PBO Project Boat Auction at the Southampton International Boat Show last month.

In association with publication Practical Boat Owner Magazine, the Charity Silent Auction saw the exciting reveal of Project Boat ‘Harvey’ along with other fantastic maritime-themed prizes, raising over £3,000. The Secret 20 boat has also received resilient marine canvas and boat cushions from Tecsew.

Tecsew Directors John and Ally Bland said, “We are delighted to have been involved with fundraising for Oarsome Chance and the grand reveal of ‘Harvey’, and look forward to following his progress and supporting the charity again in the future.”

John Gillard, Principal from Oarsome Chance said, “We are really grateful to Tecsew and the brilliant support they give to Oarsome Chance. By donating a prize to our auction, they have contributed to some very valuable fundraising for us – we really look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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Notes to Editor:

• Tecsew has been the leader in the marine textile market for over 35 years with in house 3D CAD design process to create bespoke products.

• Oarsome Chance programmes promote and encourage core values and skills for whole life benefits that can be used to improve education and employ-ability prospects by tackling challenging behaviour, enhancing personal development using vocational education and training and improving health through active sporting participation.

• The Secret 20 ‘Harvey’, a kit-built gaff cutter design based on an Essex smack was named after Oarsome Chance volunteer Tony Harvey who passed away earlier this year. Imported from Australia, ‘Harvey’ has been constructed in two distinct phases with the frames and the hull laid in the PBO garage in Poole by the previous Editor and Deputy Editor, with the rest of the work completed by the students, instructors and volunteers at Oarsome Chance. (Source: Practical Boat Owner Magazine.)

• The Easy Rig Awning ‘ERA’ is easy to rig and stow, can be used anywhere e.g. boat, garden, hot tub, camping, and requires a lifting point.


Meet Ally, Tecsew’s Director and wife to John! Ally is the first point of call when a potential client gets in touch and does everything apart from product designs and production.