Gig club registered as official charity

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 October 2015

Clevedon Pilot Gig Club members.

Clevedon Pilot Gig Club members.

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Clevedon Pilot Gig Club has been officially registered as a charity.

The club, based in The Beach, had been running as an amateur sports club since 2009 but has now been recognised as a charitable organisation by the Charity Commission, which it believes will provide the club with long-term fainancial stability and help its aim of expanding the sport of gig rowing in North Somerset.

Andrew Brown, club chairman, said: “Since our original foundation in 2009 we have received advice from various quarters that we should consider changing from an amateur sports club into a registered charity.

“We have grown at a far faster rate than we ever imagined was possible, but this expansion has come at a price and demanded that each year we have had to source and provide more gigs and equipment to satisfy our increasing 
membership.

“As a result we have a constant fight to fund replacements and maintenance, and also to underwrite our planned projects which currently include more promotion and development of our facilities for youth rowing.”

To find out more information about the club, click here


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