Double celebration for Clevedon

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Clevedon are celebrating a double end-of-season celebration.  Firstly with confirmation that  they have received approval for Registered Charity status, and then success in obtaining  their fifth grant award of £10,000 from Sport England towards the purchase of a further grp  training gig to add to their growing fleet.

Chairman Andrew Brown commented – “Since our foundation in 2009, the Club has grown  at a far faster rate than we ever imagined was possible. This expansion has come at a price and demanded that each year we have had to source and provide more gigs and equipment  just to keep pace with our ever increasing membership.  As a result there is a constant fight   to find the necessary funding in addition to the usual maintenance and replacement costs. We received advice from several quarters that we should consider changing from an  Amateur Sports Club into a Charity as a means of becoming better qualified to attract more  funding locally towards a worthwhile charitable cause.  Equally, we have to thank Sport England for their really magnificent support to our Club over  the past six years since their original grant towards building our first traditional gig ‘Watch and Pray’.  This latest award will enable us to add a much needed fourth training gig to our  fleet, easing the pressure on our racing gigs and giving us that extra capacity we urgently  need to keep our regular rowing members happy, also to tackle our future projects, which  include attracting and developing many more young rowers from our local schools.”

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