Amey funding for wheelchair access at Cantabs

The Cantabrigian Rowing Club Committee is delighted to announce that the club has been awarded a significant grant from the Amey Community Fund which will enable us to install a lift at the boathouse giving wheelchair-users access to the first floor facilities.

Installing the lift is the last major part of a program of extension and development of the club’s boathouse, which has increased boat-storage capacity and created a well-equipped strength-training facility, an area for training on ergometers/rowing machines, a shower-room and kitchen/social area.

The lift will give wheelchair-users access to the first-floor facilities at the boathouse, allowing them to benefit from use of the accessible toilet and shower-room, kitchen/social area, strength-training equipment and rowing machines. Existing club members with disabilities will benefit hugely from being able to make use of these facilities and the club will be able to continue to develop its Adaptive Rowing program, allowing more disabled people the opportunity to enjoy rowing. Work will commence as soon as possible, with the hope that it will be completed by early autumn 2017.

The Amey Community Fund awards grants to support community, environmental and heritage projects run by non-profit organisations based in Cambridgeshire, within 10 miles of a landfill site. The fund is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and is part of a voluntary environmental tax credit scheme called the Landfill Communities Fund. For more information please visit www.cambscf.org.uk/amey-community-fund.html

You can find out more about Amey and its Waste Management Park at Waterbeach at www.amey.co.uk/wasteservices

For more information about Adaptive Rowing at Cantabs, please visit http://www.cantabsrowing.org.uk/adaptive/

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