gig rowing club launches £15,000 campaign for second boat
gig rowing club has this week unveiled plans to launch a new fundraising
campaign for a second boat.
club's Graham Wills told this week's annual Town Council meeting
that a new £15,500 boat is being sought due to the group's
have been overwhelmed with interest since last year's launch of
our first boat," he said. "We have around 70 members
and need a second gig due to the interest."
had huge support from the local community in fundraising for our
first boat - including Sailing Club members who could see this
as the future, and local people who wanted to get involved. Some
people even donated their winter fuel allowance to us to help."
Town Council was good enough to support us with grant funding
which acted as the catalyst to buy the gig."
time, we are looking to raise £15,500 for a second boat
and we intend to approach commercial sponsors, plus Sports England
and the Somerset Sports Partnership."
added that last Saturday's open day at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing
Club attracted eight new expressions of interest to join the group.