Since the club was founded in 1991 the members have held an annual Boxing Day Swim to raise money for a local charity.
Over the years donations have topped £13,500, mainly to Churchtown Farm but also including the RNLI, Charlestown Church Hall and the Hospice.
This year’s swim will take place at Charlestown Harbour, 11.30 on Saturday 26th December, weather permitting. The clubs 2009 charity is again Vitalise Churchtown Farm. Swimmers wishing to participate require to contact club members for a form.
Centre manager Gabbie Robinson quotes: ”The donation form Charlestown Rowing Club will be a great start the appeal for a new vessel to replace the recently retired Spirit of Cornwall”
Club Chairman – Shane Sullivan quotes: ”The Boxing Day Charity Swim is now a very popular event over the Christmas holidays. It’s fantastic that club members continue to do so much for local Charities, especially as this is linked into the appeal to raise funds for a replacement boat for the outdoor center”
• Photo includes Shane Sullivan and Gabbie Robinson with Churchtown Farm day centre visitors.
• CRC Web address – www.charlestown.org.uk
• Contact – Shane Sullivan, Chairman
• E – [email protected]
• M – 07880 785437