Welcome to the 2017 season

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Tel: 01244 422007

Rotary helps children to get paddling

A local rotary club has donated £500 to the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre so that they can purchase a brand new junior kayak.

It is hoped that the centre will eventually be able to purchase a fleet of 10 kayaks, which will be used to teach 7 and 8-year-olds everything they need to know to become expert paddlers in the future.

Lee Mercer, manager of the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre, and Stuart Lindfield, a sports coach, recently gave a talk at the Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club, explaining what the junior kayaking project was about and how good it could be for local children.

Speaking about the project Rotarian Les Baker told The Shoreham Herald:

“The centre, situated beside the river in Shoreham, provides all sorts of youth activities, including a very strong marine section. We were told about an exciting development, to introduce more children to the very rewarding sport of kayaking.”

He also said that the club had thought that the project would be so good for the local youth that they decided to donate the money for one new kayak to get the project started.

The centre will need to raise a further £4,500 to purchase the whole fleet of 10 kayaks and get the project moving.

Kayaking is becoming an increasingly popular sport, which anyone can get involved in, and there are opportunities to go kayaking in the North West, and any other of the four corners of the country, as well as many opportunities in Scotland and Wales for anyone who is interested in trying the sport for themselves.