The rowers from ERBC made a very welcome return to Lough Erne last week after 16 weeks training at home bringing their Virtual Lockdown Challenge to an end. Almost 100 rowers, coaches and parents set out to raise as much money as possible for Action Mental Health and RNLI stations in Enniskillen and Carrybridge and they managed to raise an incredible £9,200. They erged, cycled, ran and walked the length of Ireland, from Malin to Mizen Head, some people even managed to make it back again. This money will allow the 2 charities to continue their invaluable work in our local community. The first cheques were presented by rowers, Tim Murphy and Shannon Clawson to Rosie Maguire from Action Mental Health and Peter Scott from RNLI on 6th March, the day that should have seen the 64th Erne Head Of the River at the Club. The remaining funds will be passed onto the charities in the next few days.
Mr Holland, Head of Rowing at the Club wishes to thank everyone who took part in the Challenge and to all who made donations, your generosity is much appreciated by everyone at the Boat Club and their chosen charities.
The focus now for the rowers at the Boat Club is to train for the forthcoming planned events which will hopefully get to go ahead including
- Portadown Regatta
- National Schools Regatta
- Irish Championships
- Henley Women’s Regatta
- Henley Royal Regatta
Mr Holland wishes to thank everyone who made it possible for the rowers to safely return to training under COVID guidelines. The Boat Club gratefully received a Covid Safe Sport Pack from Sport Ni as part of their project to assist Sports Clubs in their return to training.