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Sir Paul McCartney, not just anybody, is helping Kintyre Seasports Project which wants to reach out to all in its bid to build a centre of excellence.
On Monday, the merchandise Sir Paul donated to the project, which was first valued by a recognised auction house at £185, sold for 44 times more – £8,235.
The all inclusive nature of the project, which has rraised £44,000 and needs about £2 million, was highlighted at Campbeltown Sailing Club (CSC) after Monday’s fifth Dalintober Dip for Dosh.
Speaking during the social event following the dip, Jamie McLean was clearly highly emotional about the plans. He emphasised how in the past there was a sense of us and them about the club.
CSC has broadened its appeal to welcome the canoeists and paddleboarders. In addition, last summer, members ran a great value beginner’s dinghy sailing course which has helped to buoy up membership.
Seasports project leader Campbell Fox and Mr McLean said that barriers have been broken down as it has become apparent inclusivity the best way to attract funding