Presentation night to Sea Cadets. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

Rotarians served up a surprise for King’s Lynn Sea Cadets at TS Vancouver with a cheque towards the cost of a new rowing boat.

The cheque presentation for £3,100 was handed over on Tuesday night at the South Quay headquarters.

Rotarians Steve Roberts and Pip Rippengill and local historian Dr Paul Richards presented the cheque from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn.

The money was raised from various events and collections.

Sea Cadets honorary president Paul Bland said: “They are going to buy a new row-boat which seats eight Cadets.

“Officials knew about the cheque, but it was a nice surprise for the youngsters.

“It means they can row to their hearts’ content.

“We have already got one boat which is ageing but is serviceable, but not many of the youngsters can get a go.

“It means 16 can now have a go. I’m really quite pleased the Rotarians agreed to support the Cadets.

“It was an ideal night to make the presentation as all the top Norfolk Sea Cadets officials were present.”

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