Orkney Nominated for SCRA “Blue Flag” Award


The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association has announced a new type of award. Their Blue Flag award can be awarded to SCRA member clubs who make a contribution to the wider community above and beyond the pure enjoyment of the sport of coastal rowing.

ORC members with representatives from MS Orkney Therapy Centre, YPeople Orkney, Home Start Orkney, RNLI Kirkwall and Orkney Vintage Club. Photo – ORC Facebook Page

Orkney  Rowing Club were formed in July 2014 and since then have raised just over £25,000 for local charities. Every 2 years they nominate charities to raise funds for and have so far donated to RNLI, Local Multiple Sclerosis Society, CLAN, Age Orkney, Home Start, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), and Y People. They have raised funds through a variety of different ways: a round Orkney Mainland row in 2016 which took just under 24 hours and raised £20,845.25; Quiz evenings; Prize Draw events; Marshalling at local Vintage Rally event annually; Calendars… all contributing to their community and all matters which they deserve wider recognition for. Well done Orkney Coastal Rowing Club.

 

Members helping out at the Vintage Car Rally – pic ORC Facebook Page

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