Strathclyde Park Rowing Club has received sponsorship which will boost its top-class facilities enjoyed by its members.
The generous donation was made by Tunnock’s bakery in Uddingston and has enabled the club to purchase a new coxed four/quadruple scull for its bigger members and will support its ever growing number of active members.
The boat, in the club’s tradition of naming boats after movies, has been named the Tunnock’s ‘Snowball Express’.
In addition, the club has been undertaking a significant number of fundraising activities, including quiz nights and catering at the Scottish Championships, and has also been able to buy a double/pair to suit some of its larger members (those over 90kg).
The new boat has already enjoyed some great outings at the park and has been named ‘Monsters Inc’.
Strathclyde Park Rowing Club is one of the biggest local clubs in Scotland and is based at the Scottish Rowing Centre at Strathclyde Park.
The club has achieved many successes since it started in 2000, including wins at the Scottish Rowing Championships, the British Rowing Championships, Home International Regatta and the World Masters Championships.
President Ailie Ord said “The club continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted that many of the new people who came to try rowing in the aftermath of London 2012 are training regularly and already racing for the club.
“This has put pressure on the club’s equipment so this donation has come at a significant time and now allows some of our larger athletes to use suitable boats.
“We have been overwhelmed by the kindness people have shown us over the years, helping us with our fundraising targets to maintain and improve our club and facilities.
“We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us and look forward to continuing our fundraising campaigns into 2014 and beyond.”