Our Club has been founded on the generous backing of local businesses and tireless fundraising efforts of our members. It is a community sport and we aim to make it as inclusive as possible, keeping membership costs to a minimum. We couldn’t run Appledore Gig Club without the continued support from sponsors. In return we promote their businesses and support them wherever we can.
If you are interested in helping to support a local, community-based project that keeps traditions alive and promotes an active lifestyle please contact Len White.
Our Current Sponsors
The quality of craftsmanship that goes into the construction of our wooden gigs and oars comes at a cost in terms of time and money. A new gig can take months to build and cost almost £20,000 while a set of oars is nearly £2,000. There is also the cost of trailers, lifejackets, thole pins, VHF radios and assorted paraphernalia. Add to this the yearly maintenance that must be carried out to ensure the gigs will be an asset that can be enjoyed by generations to come and funds are always needed.
The club is therefore proud to have received support and sponsorship from a number or individuals, companies and agencies who are listed below. Previous Sponsors are listed to the right.
A special thank you to Hockings Ice Cream for their continued support