Row­ers club call for vi­tal vote

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to­wards re­plac­ing the roof and in­stalling so­lar pan­els, with lo­cal busi­nesses also sup­port­ing the plans by pledg­ing build­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Hav­ing sub­mit­ted its plans – which are set to cost £17,000 – the cru­cial sec­ond stage is for the club to win an award through the Aviva Com­mu­nity Fund, but it is up against com­pe­ti­tion from nine other wor­thy projects.

Vice-cap­tain Heather McKen­zie, 19, from Gar­tocharn said:“All we need is for peo­ple to vote. Of the 10 dif­fer­ent projects we need the most votes, and judges will con­sider the high­est one for the grant.”

Fail­ure to win this grant is far­thest from mem­bers’minds but in the worst case sce­nario they in­tend to plough on to help re­store the club - which was founded in 1827 - to its for­mer glory.

“If we don’t get fund­ing it’s go­ing to be down to our mem­bers to con­tinue to fundraise,”added Heather.

“We will just con­tinue our ef­forts to raise enough funds to con­tinue patch­ing the roof as op­posed to re­plac­ing it. It takes just a few min­utes to reg­is­ter and cast your votes, up to a max­i­mum of 10 per per­son.” Vot­ing dead­line is Novem­ber 21. Go to www. avi­va­com­mu­ni­ty­fund.co.uk/ vot­ing/project/view/17-5981

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