2 July 2015

Full speed ahead for Pwllheli Rowing Club thanks to business support

It is full speed ahead at Pwllheli Rowing Club which has two new boats after support from Principality Building Society and Gamlins Solicitors.

Wales’ largest building society, Principality, and Gamlins Solicitors LLP have teamed up to support Pwllheli Rowing Club‘s youth team and encourage more youngsters to get involved in the sport.

The boats will be used to develop the club’s youth rowing team, which is for people aged 16 and over. 
Principality and Gamlins already work together as they have an agency in Porthmadog High Street. This means that Principality has an agency counter within the solicitors where customers can carry out their financial transactions and Principality has 18 agencies to complement its network of 53 branches around Wales and the borders.  

As the leading law firm in North Wales Gamlins Solicitors LLP is committed to providing personal affordable advice to corporate and private clients and have offices that cover the whole of North Wales enabling them to offer a complete range of legal services to their clients. 

Carol Bennett, Principality’s Pwllheli branch manager, said: “We are passionate about the communities that we live and work in and want to support future generations in those areas to ensure that they prosper for many years to come.

“The rowing club is a fantastic asset to this town and I am sure that the new boats will encourage a lot of young people to start rowing.”

James Enos, Principality Building Society’s Intermediary and Agency Manager, said: “Our support of Pwllheli Rowing Club highlights the fantastic relationship that we have between our branches and agency partners. 
“Together we are able to support many more communities around Wales and the borders and we are always interested in hearing from great causes that could use our support.”

Vernon Oliver from Gamlins Solicitors said: “Gamlins has a proud history of supporting sport clubs in North Wales and sponsoring the Pwllheli Rowing Club is another example of our commitment to helping local communities. It’s great to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and really make a difference to the club. It’s important that young people have access to a variety of sports and by helping the club we have been able to support the children and get closer to our community, which is a great feeling.”

Meurig Jones-Evans from Pwllheli Rowing Club said: “We are very grateful to Principality and Gamlins for their support and encouragement. We are trying to get more young people involved in rowing but we needed new boats to start them off rowing.

“The concept behind the new boats is to develop youth rowing in the harbour as these types new boats are much more suitable for younger members as opposed to the faster Celtic boats we use. After they get a hang of the new boats we can then move them on to the Celtics and hopefully encourage them to be part of the Club for many years to come.”

Published: 02/07/2015