Stratford Boat Club receives £1,500 grant from Toyota
STRATFORD Boat Club’s adaptive squad has secured a £1,500 boost from Toyota’s community fund.
The car manufacturer’s scheme is a programme of small grants designed to help charities, clubs and community projects.
Since its inception in 2011, Toyota GB has supported more than 650 projects and provided more than £1.1m of vital funding.
The boat club was presented with the cheque last Thursday (29th September) and head adaptive coach Mark Dewdney said: “The award has come at a crucial time for Stratford Boat Club and the adaptive squad.
“Because of our expansion over the years, enabling us to offer rowing to a wider cohort of disabled athletes, we need more specialised equipment and training if members are to attain greater skills and inclusivity.
“Some immediate expenditure will be made for two sets of specially engineered blades (oars) for the athletes and training courses tailored to their needs.”