ELLESMERE Rotary Club has launched an appeal for volunteers to provide their input for next year's regatta.

The popular event, which takes place on the Mere, is staged by the Rotary Club of Ellesmere and welcomes teams from around the county and beyond.

The event was not held in 2020 or this year, but is set to make a triumphant return for 2022.

For next year's event, the Rotary Club is inviting non-members to have their say in making the event's return a success.

Graham Hutchinson, from the Rotary Club, said ideas for fundraising and the event itself would be welcomed.

He said: "We need your help to make 2022 the year to remember.

"The Regatta has been held for many years in aid of our local charities, a traditional family fun day held at the Mere with bars, food stalls, entertainment and loads of fun and excitement.

"It is time to look for volunteers from the community to help with this event.

"Can you suggest local charities to support, assist in raising sponsorship for the program or recruit stall holders and entertainers to give a colourful and fun flavour to the day?"

He added: "Can you provide vehicles and manpower to transport Marquees, barriers, furniture and equipment to and from the Mere?

"A huge number of people are required on the day to erect the tents, put out the barriers and set up the boats, and take it all down at the end of the day.

"Marshals and timekeepers to monitor the races are also required."

Those wishing to present their ideas will be able to do so at a meeting next month at the Comrades Club.

Graham added: "We cannot do it without you.

"Come to our open meeting at the Comrades Club at 7pm on Wednesday, November 10 with your ideas and offers of help, or contact Bob McBride on bobmcbride@supanet.com"