Funding boost for Coverack young rowers

Falmouth Packet: Coverack Gig Club members try out their newest bit of kit Coverack Gig Club members try out their newest bit of kit

Young rowers in Coverack have received a fundraising boost from their local wind farm.

Coverack Gig Club successfully applied for funding from the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund for a new Ergo rowing machine.

The machine is the second of its type for the club, and will be used at its training base in St Keverne.

It will help members practice their technique and ability to race during the winter months.

Clare Darnell, chair of the gig club, said: “We are thrilled to receive this investment from the Goonhilly Community Fund. This funding will make a difference in how we can train our athletes, for everyone that attends the club.”

The community fund was established in 2010 with the repowering of the Goonhilly Wind Farm.

Operator REG Windpower donates £48,000 a year to support good causes in the local community and the Cornwall Community Foundation administers the fund.

A panel of local people decide which applications are the most deserving of support.

The club is one of 12 groups across the TR12 post code to benefit from the latest round of funding.

Claudia Richard, community relations manager for REG Windpower, said: “The gig club is a fabulous organisation so we are delighted that the wind farm could support them.

“We hope club members present and future enjoy their new rowing machine.”

The deadline for applications for the next round of funding is April 2. To put forward a bid for support visit the Cornwall Community Foundation website www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com/grants

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