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Give gig rowing a go at charity event

Rowers standing at their gig ready to take part in CHSW competition

Newquay Rowing Club is looking for teams to take part in its sponsored gig row in Newquay harbour on Sunday 10 July supporting Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). This is an annual event which has been put on hold since the pandemic but everyone involved is excited for its return this summer.

The event offers groups of friends, colleagues, sports teams or family to give gig rowing a go in this friendly sponsored charity event.  To take part teams are required to supply three novice rowers and the other three rowers and the coxswain in your gig will be supplied by Newquay Rowing Club.

Alice Merrett, Area Fundraiser for CHSW said; “We are so looking forward to the return of the sponsored Newquay gig row. It is the perfect event for people to give gig rowing a go with a healthy bit of competition against other novice teams from the local community.

Don’t be put off if you have never stepped into a gig before – this is your opportunity, you will be supported by experienced rowers and we are sure you will enjoy it!

Teams are asked to meet at the harbour and assist getting the gigs into the water at 2pm and the competition will start at 3pm. There will be a presentation in the clubhouse after which everyone is welcome to attend. If you have more than three people interested in taking part you can enter up to two teams into the competition.

Teams are asked to raise or donate £100 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Little Harbour, CHSW’s children’s hospice in St Austell. 

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Alice Merrett at CHSW by emailing or calling 01726 871800.