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Wednesday 10 June 2015

Heroes Gig Rowers Appeal for 2016 Accommodation Help

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General

The Help for Heroes Gig Rowing Team are planning their return to Scilly for next year’s World Pilot Gig Championships but are in need of local support in finding accommodation.

This year they stayed on Tresco but found the journey to and from St Mary’s each day taxing given their various ailments. The group is now looking for somewhere to stay on St Mary’s for 12 to 14 people not too far from the main gig area. Their mission is proving tough as so many teams rebook their accommodation as soon as the Championships have finished.

Greig Phillips, Help for Heroes Gig Rowing Team Manager, said: “Our guys are house-trained and well behaved. They just need somewhere to stay relatively close to the action so they can give their all to the competition without having to worry about the toll of the journey to and from St Mary’s each day. The amount of effort they have to put in because of their various injuries and illnesses makes for a quiet night after racing. Somewhere accessible where they can prepare a meal, have a shower and sleep in a comfortable bed is all they need!”

If you have availability for next year’s championships with a few days either side please contact Greig on 01752 562179 or email with details of location, amenities and cost.