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Give it a go at Charity Gig Row

16 May 2019 chsw Events, Fundraising

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is looking for teams to take part in its annual gig row event in Newquay on Sunday 14th July.

This is an annual event offering groups of colleagues, friends or family the chance to give the fantastic sport of gig rowing a go in a friendly event, all supporting a great local cause.

Amanda Masters, Community Fundraiser for CHSW is encouraging teams to get signed up and come and get involved.

Amanda said; “Unfortunately last year we had to cancel the event due to bad weather so it has been two years since our last charity gig row and we are really looking forward to the day.

It is a great opportunity to try out gig rowing in a really fun environment, you do not have to be an experienced rower, this event is for those who want to give it go and have some fun. We hope lots of people will join us.

The charity is looking for teams of three novice rowers and one novice cox, the remaining three rowers in each gig will be made up from members of Newquay Rowing Club, no previous rowing experience is needed by the novice rowers. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Amanda Masters at CHSW by emailing or calling Amanda at Little Harbour 01726 871800.

There is no charge to enter a team into the event however pre-booking is essential and teams are encouraged to raise sponsorship or make a donation if possible. Teams will need to meet at 2pm to get the gigs into the water with the race starting at 3pm.

Money raised from this event and other fundraising activities around the county this summer will help towards raising the £3 million needed to fund Little Harbour children’s hospice each year. 127 families from across Cornwall and Plymouth are now being supported by Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell with short breaks and respite as well as emergency stays, end of life care and bereavement support. With little government funding the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the local community to help support the service it offers to local families.