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King’s Lynn rowing club gets set to float

Bob Panrucker with the larch being cut for the King's Lynn Coastal Rowing Club's canoes.

Bob Panrucker with the larch being cut for the King's Lynn Coastal Rowing Club's canoes.

A rowing club is hoped to be afloat in the spring after receiving a big donation.

Bob Panrucker wants to launch the King’s Lynn Coastal Rowing Club in March or April after months of planning.

He has been looking for volunteers to build and race St Ayles skiffs on the Great Ouse.

The club has received £500 from the Co-Operative Community Membership fund.

Mr Panrucker has thanked the firm for the donation , which will go towards the insurance costs for the club.

He said: “This is the first significant donation we have had and it does mean a lot.”
The project has also been boosted by donations of larch from a local landowner.

This wood will be used to help build some of the structure of the skiffs along with helping to restore a 114-year-old cockler, The Baden Powell.

For more information on the rowing club go to http://kingslynncoastalrowingclub.wordpress.com/

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