Rotarians help new kayak project in Shoreham to set sail

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A FLEET of junior kayaks is being introduced at Adur Outdoor Activities Centre.

The aim is to provide ten new boats for coaching sessions with children aged seven and eight.

Centre manager Lee Mercer and sports coach Stuart Lindfield gave a talk to Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club to explain more about the project.

They were guest speakers at a weekly meeting, held at The Amsterdam in Shoreham earlier this month.

Rotarian Les Baker said: “The centre, situated beside the river in Shoreham, provides all sorts of youth activities, including a very strong marine section.

“We were told about an exciting development, to introudce more children to the very rewarding sport of kayaking.”

Each kayak will cost £500, making the cost of the fleet £5,000.

Mr Baker said: “It was decided that as this is such a good project for the young local youth, the club should donate £500 to buy one new kayak.”

President Robert Dunn presented a cheque and Mr Mercer said it was a fantastic donation to commence the project.

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