Cambois rowing club set to push boat out after £5,000 boost

Club Captain David Wright (left) and Chief Coach Barrie Hanley celebrating the centenary of Cambois Rowing Club at Ashington.
Club Captain David Wright (left) and Chief Coach Barrie Hanley celebrating the centenary of Cambois Rowing Club at Ashington.

Cambois Rowing Club is set to splash out after landing a £5,000 grant from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

The money will be spent on a new rowing boat for use by members of the club, based at Black Close Bank in Ashington.

Head coach Barrie Hanley said: “Membership fees cover some costs, but occasionally we need to purchase new equipment, and unfortunately that doesn’t come cheap.

“Thanks to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, we are now able to provide a new boat which will allow more people to take part in the sport and encourage existing members to compete in the local regatta.”

The trust’s head of operations, Andy Lock, said: “Health and wellbeing within coalfield communities is a priority for us.

“We are pleased to show our support for Cambois Rowing Club and hope that this grant will encourage people to get out and about while having some fun.”

“Cambois Rowing Club is not only a fantastic organisation that promotes a healthy lifestyle, but the sport offers those looking to get fit something a little different and more exciting than your everyday gym.”

For more detail about the trust’s community grants programme, visit www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/what-we-do/social-investment/coalfields-community-grants