Rowers club call for vital vote
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