A few months ago I helped out a small start up club with a long email detailing how best to renovate and paint old blades.

The club didn’t have enough money for new oars, so they were chasing older ones that would do the job suitably for novice and intermediate. However, despite seeking second hand equipment, they didn’t want a second class experience.

Today I received a warm thank you email complete with photos of the lovely newly renovated and painted oars. Our heroes at the Carrick Rowing Club had found the time over lockdown to really get stuck into the job and what a job they have done.

I didn’t earn a single pound, but I feel all warm and fuzzy inside!