‘Rainbow Row’ brightens day
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Gig trip raises money for Children’s Hospice
Residents were in for a surprise when Appledore Pilot Gig club members dressed up for a Rainbow Row to raise £175 for the Children’s Hospice South West.
The event, which took place Saturday July 20, was inspired by previous rowing outings which coincided with spectacular rainbows.
Three boats were decked out in rainbow colours, and each crew and cox also dressed appropriately in a full spectrum of colour.
The row was occasionally a struggle, with a strong head wind against the tide that made the estuary choppy and gave the rowers an excessive intake of water.
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This made the journey to Fremington slightly more difficult, but proved not nearly enough to stop the determined gig crews.
The participants made it to Fremington in time to deliver a ‘pot of gold’ to representatives of the Children’s Hospice from Little Bridge House.
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The rowers, of various ages, all agreed they had greatly enjoyed the event, and could not wait to do the same trip next year.