In co-operation with Doncaster Danum District Scouts we are trying to raise money to buy two Jackson Duo 2 seat white water kayaks which will be stored at the lake and available for use by the scouts and also by club members.
These boats will be a great addition to our fleet - they are suitable for use on the lake but also on river trips including white water. They are ideal for a parent and younger child, or on river trips a nervous paddler could be accompanied by a more experienced paddler.
We are looking to buy the boats as part of the Scout water activity day to be held at the lake on Saturday 21st May and in memory of two very special people who I had the privilege to know over many years - Bill and Eunice Rimmington. Bill and Eunice were heavily involved in scouting in Thurnscoe, and in the wider area. Bill introduced a large number of young people to kayaking (including me!) - at a time when "paddlesport" was nowhere near as popular as it is today, and facilities like Manvers weren't even a pipe dream!
If you can help us raise the money we need please visit the link below and make a donation - all donations large or small will be gratefully received. Don't forget to add gift aid if you are eligible as this increases the value of your donation by 20%.
Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a thriving multi-sport club based at Manvers Lake in South Yorkshire.