New helmets for climbers thanks to rotary donation

By Nigel Walrond   |   Sports Editor   |
Tuesday 19th April 2016 2:26 pm
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Climbers from Kingsbridge Community College receive the cheque, with Andy Pemberton instructor and George Lacon, rotary member ()

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KINGSBRIDGE Estuary Rotary Club presented a cheque for £250 to Kingsbridge Community College’s Climbing Club, as part of their ongoing monthly grants to local organisations.

The money will be used to help replace old climbing helmets. Although helmets are essential protective clothing, it is hoped that they will not be needed.

Andy Pemberton, KCC climbing instructor explained: ‘KCC climbing wall is used by KCC students and the wider community, including Brownies, Cubs and Scouts.

‘The Climbing Club uses this wall as well as other local climbing walls, such as Dartrock near Buckfastleigh.

‘The club also heads outside to climb on the cliffs and tors of Devon. We are delighted to receive the rotary donation, to replace ageing adult climbing helmets with up-to-date models that are small enough for younger climbers.’

An application for a donation can be made by local organisations, clubs and schools by completing and submitting the application form on the rotary website

Monthly winners are judged by Rotary Club members.


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