For the second successive year Exeter Rowing Club staged a charity race at the home regatta held on July 14th. Funds raised were donated to Hospice Care.
Following last year’s friendly competition between Exeter and Dart Tones an ‘invitation mixed 8+ callenge’ was again extended to Dart Totnes. The two club crews were mixed men and women of an older generation who enjoy the sport of rowing. The regatta committee waived race fees of £8.00 per competitor. Instead each crew member paid £10.00 for their seat in the race. Exeter life-long member Ray Griggs and his wife Sandra also kindly made a donation. Total amount raised was £350.00.
Mr and Mrs Grigg, Joe O’Connor (club captain) Carole Atkinson (charity race organiser) handed cheques for amount raised to Susie Healey of Hospice Care.