Financial boost for adaptive juniors in Evesham


Adaptive rowing in Worcester has received a significant boost, after £4,000 was awarded to Evesham Rowing Club in March.

The club claimed its share of a £400,000 grant from the Short Breaks Transformation Programme to purchase new adaptive rowing equipment for children with disabilities.

“Since receiving the funding we have been able to purchase stable boats and sculling blades,” British Rowing’s adaptive rowing coach Madeleine Millichap told the Evesham Journal.

“It has been tremendous success and has ensured that, to date, eight children with a range of disabilities have been able to take part in a sport that was previously prohibited to them.”

The grant was secured by the Sports Partnership for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, whose director Stephen Brewster is ‘delighted’ with the positive impact the funding has had on adaptive rowing in the area.

 “This is a clear example of how direct funding can make such a positive difference,” he said.

“We are delighted that the £4,000 awarded to Evesham Rowing Club has resulted in so many young people being able to take part in the sport. Other projects are well underway in Worcestershire, which all look set for similar success.”