The St Mary's Gig Club were presented with an extremely generous donation of £500 towards the Golden Eagle Restoration Project by the Kuwait Gig Club.
Steve Lock who was representing the Kuwait Gig Club presented the cheque to Becca Campion, David Townend and Helen Pearce of the St Mary's Gig Club at the Gig sheds on St Mary's yesterday afternoon.
The Chair of the St Mary’s Gig Club Becca Campion said: “It’s a great start to the fundraising” and added “We’re very grateful for this donation.”
The St Mary’s Gig Club have other fundraising initiatives coming up soon and hope to see the Golden Eagle back on the water in the near future.
Steve and the Kuwait Gig Club are hoping to make it over to Scilly and compete in next year’s World Pilot Gig Championships and according to Steve the sport is thriving there.
Will popped across the road from the Radio Scilly Studio to find out more. Click below to listen to the feature.