Rowing nowhere fast for lifeboat

By dawlishnewspapers.co.uk in Local People

THIS weekend Dawlish Scouts rowed to Teignmouth and back – and managed to stay dry all the way.

A team from the 1st Dawlish Scout Group were taking part in a static row outside the town’s Co-op store to raise money for the RNLI.

The 18-strong rowing crew rowed a distance of 31 kilometres, approximately 20 miles, in just over three hours.

The mayor of Dawlish, Cllr Martin Wrigley, also took a turn on the static rowing machine and congratulated the Scouts and their leaders on a marvellous effort. Refreshing drinks were donated by the manager of the Co-op.

Pete Bilby, Group Scout Leader, said: ‘We had hoped to raise at least £100 and are pleased with the total raised – £177.61.

‘We’d like to thank all who donated money and supported what we were doing. We are grateful to the mayor, Martin Wrigley, who supported and encouraged us, and who gave much of his time in his busy schedule, and to the manager and staff of the Co-op.

‘This is another sign of the 1st Dawlish Scout Group playing an important and active part in the life of the community.’

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