NORTHWICH Rowing Club have received a boost in their mission to make the sport available to as wide an audience as possible.

Maintaining their fleet of boats is essential in that regard, so club chiefs are grateful for some financial support that has come their way.

Housebuilder Bellway has donating £350 to their cause.

Graham Jump, chairman at Northwich Rowing Club, said: “We want as many young people in the area to give rowing a try and to facilitate that we need a large fleet of boats and plenty of equipment.

“Maintaining our fleet is costly so we are very grateful for Bellway’s donation. The rowing community is hugely appreciative and it’s great to see goodwill and kind gestures from local businesses.”

The club, based on the River Weaver and located close to Bellway’s Rose Meadow development on London Road, was founded in 1875 and prides itself on being a fun, fair and friendly place for all ages to learn to row.

With approximately 60 juniors aged 13 to 18 attending Northwich Rowing Club every week, its fleet of boats requires regular maintenance.

Northwich Rowing Club cater for those wishing to row and simply enjoying the water, as well as competitions and regattas, and are run by qualified volunteer coaches.

Jenny Bell, sales director at Bellway, said: “It’s great to see young people being active and Northwich Rowing Club provide the opportunity to exercise in the fresh air and enjoy the river.

“We are committed to supporting the local community and are delighted to be able to help towards the upkeep of the junior fleet.”

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