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Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar support the reopening of Dunbar Sailing Club

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Dunbar Sailing Club have received a grant from Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar’s joint Covid-19 Crisis Fund.

The club has been a key part of the local community for over 50 years. It is run by a brilliant group of volunteers who are keen to ensure the safety of all their members when re-opening, once covid restrictions are eased.

A grant of £1,338 has been given to Dunbar Sailing Club who are wanting to make some adaptations to their clubhouse and club storage area. The grant will help to ensure a Covid-19 safe environment for the current and new members as activities begin to reopen in the coming months.

The funding will be used to change the clubhouse locks, which will help to keep track of members coming and going. This is essential for the club to ensure their members safety during the pandemic.

In addition, the money will go towards constructing a dinghy storage system within the storage area, which will allow for an organised removal of items with less risk of contamination. The rest of the fund will go towards providing PPE for members as well as additional cleaning and sanitizing products around the club.

There is a busy summer programme of cruising and racing, as well as social aspects such as picnics and BBQ’s. Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar are excited to support the club in its endeavors, as we all look to leave lockdown in the past and start to make plans for the summer months.

In the past, some of the boats at the club have been used to undertake summer cruises to the Orkneys, Shetland, Fair Isle and further afield. The club hopes this summer can be just as successful, with a full schedule of opportunities which will help the community get back out to sea.

Diane Wood, community benefits director at Community Windpower said: “Dunbar Sailing Club are a vital part of the local community and provide a brilliant schedule of sailing and cruising throughout the year.”

“It is fantastic to be able to support a local club that has provided an amazing recreational and social service to Dunbar for over 50 years.”

“I am certain the funding will help to provide a safe environment at the club and ensure that members can have a smooth transition back to water once restrictions are lifted over the coming months.”

Angela Robinson, Dunbar Sailing Club secretary said: “We are thankful to Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar for the funding which will be used to make Dunbar Sailing Club safe to re-open. This is exciting news for the club, and we hope to welcome back our existing members as well as new members who are interested in sailing and crewing.”

Community Windpower is running a joint Covid-19 crisis fund with BeGreen for people and organisations currently suffering due to the pandemic.

For more information please contact Cathleen Anderson at the BeGreen shop in Dunbar by calling 01368 8363720 or emailing begreen@communitywindpower.co.uk.

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