Each year Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club generously donate up to 10% of
their annual club fundraising efforts to Charitable Community groups
based in Penwith. Last year the club members and their supporters
raised almost £2000 for club funds, running activities designed to
raise the profile of the club locally.
Events have varied from a quiz night, cake and clothes sales, to
supporting the Mounts Bay Colour Run and Marazion Carnival.
The club focus on encouraging local young people, women and men
of all ages into the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing off the slipway
at Marazion Beach.
This year the club has donated £200 to the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat
Appeal. The Penlee branch of the RNLI are raising funds towards a
new building for their branch.
The cheque was presented to Penlee RNLI Fundraising Chairman, Mr
Eric Taylor at the recent RNLI Auction / Coffee Morning at The
Godolphin Hotel Marazion Saturday 25 th February 2017.
Featured in the photo are Mr Eric Taylor RNLI, Mrs Zoe Payne
MBPGC Chairwoman and Mrs Lyn Wills 2016 MBPGC Fund Raising
Officer. The 2017 nominated charity for the gig club is the Cornwall
Air Ambulance, lets hope for another significant donation with the
community helping their community.