Wessex FM News

Portland Rowing Club Battles For Lottery Money

news_boat.jpg

Published at 6:34am 28th June 2011. (Updated at 11:44am 28th June 2011)

Tonight a sports club on Portland will find out whether they've done enough to win a Lottery grant to keep them open.

The Portland Gig Rowing Club has been helping people pursue their passion for the sport by running organised activities and teams for anyone who fancies it.

They have 70 members but they need more equipment so they can stay open and keep members on the water.

They've successfully made the list for the Peoples Millions, and could be awarded £33,000 if they get your votes.

Club Chairman Dave Ferris told Wessex FM the money will go toward their first wooden boat that will allow them to compete in events and keep the club open for years to come.

The event is televised tonight on ITV Westcountry.

CLICK HERE TO HAVE YOUR VOTE.

You can also call 0871 626 8131.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Wessex FM

dorset business directory

West Dorset Living Apr 19
Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Bridport eco-campaigners among 300+ arrested in London

"No one's going home till it's done."

Weymouth man due in court over attack on holidaymakers

It's alleged one of the victim's was bitten in the neck.

Stranded seahorses washed up on Dorset beaches

The spate of the discovery is unheard of.

Weymouth lifeboat launched to help drifting motor cruiser

The boat was stranded in thick fog, close to Portland Bill.

Glamping could be coming to West Bay

West Bay Holiday Park are asking permission to put up 'Safari Tents' for luxury camping.

More news...