Grant for Hull Kayak Club
Tribune Trust Chair Hugh Bethell and Director Paul Cheeseman visited the Hull Kayak Club recently and handed over kayaks the club has purchased with the help of a grant of £2,500 from the Tribune Trust.
Kingston Kayak Club was formed 35 years-ago and has been a catalyst in helping thousands of people from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire enjoy every element of paddle sport. It was voted Canoe Club of the Year 2010 and best British Canoeing Club 2014. It has 130 active members and holds weekly training sessions at Albert Avenue swimming baths. The Club holds regular community events for Scouts, Guides, youth and disability groups. The Club has also been used by Hull Youth Offending Team and, in conjunction with the Local Authority, has run a very successful kayak summer school to engage school children during the holidays. This year the Club needed to replace some of its Kayaks and approached the Tribune Trust who made a grant to them. This has enabled the Club to purchase five replacement craft.
Commenting on the grant made by the Tribune Trust Senior Coach Dave Rawding said;
“‘The support from the Tribune Trust has been crucial in enabling us to continue to deliver adventure sport in the city centre. Without new equipment our capacity to help the less privileged enjoy an exciting sport is limited. With the new boats we will be able to continue teach at our premises and give participants the skills to safely paddle, under supervision, in the great outdoors. A huge thanks from all our members”
Paul Cheeseman Director of the Tribune Trust said;
‘The Tribune Trust believes that giving people the opportunity for active participation in sports such as canoeing and kayaking is a really important way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It also helps teach young people discipline and control and if they put their energy into sport they are much less likely to offend or misbehave. That is why the Trustees are delighted to be able to support Kingston Kayak Club with this grant’