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Brixham Rotary club comes to rescue to finish canoe project

By Herald Express  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

THANK YOU: Brixham Rotary president Brian Altham with members of the 13th Torbay Sea Scouts

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THE 13th Torbay Sea Scouts have had a helping hand from Brixham Rotary Club to build and launch a 16ft canoe.

Work on the canoe had been started by the sea scouts with the help of money from the Lottery-funded programme Nesta.

Brixham Rotary came to the rescue when one of its members, David Bulmer, heard further work was needed. Using his expertise, he teamed up with some of the sea scouts to complete the building of the canoe. It has been launched and the sea scouts will be using it in the spring.

Brixham Rotary president Brian Altham said: "We heard about the unfinished canoe and David offered his expertise. We donated materials and were pleased to help such a worthy cause."

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Mara Slipper, section leader of the sea scouts, said: "We are thrilled with the new canoe and the sea scouts will be looking forward to using it later this year.

"We would particularly like to thank Brixham Youth Enquiry Service for putting up with us and the canoe while it was being completed."

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