Cowlin Cruises to Victory in Children’s Hospice Gig Race


Cornwall contractors Cowlin showed their worth when they took to the seas for the South West Children’s Hospice 9th annual charity invitation gig race, held at Newquay Harbour on Sunday 15 June.

Not one of Cowlin’s courageous crew had set foot in a Gig boat before the big day, making it quite an achievement – and a surprise – when they finished the race in first place, a boat length ahead of many seasoned gig-racers.

Martin Bailey, Cowlin’s chief rower said: “It was extremely fun being part of our very first Gig race – and it was quite a shock to come in at first place!

“As a local business, we are very pleased to participate in activities to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Hospice and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the charity in the future”, he said.

The gig race event was held in aid of the Precious Lives Appeal set-up by SW Children’s Hospice to fund the build of a much needed third hospice in St Austell, Cornwall.

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