The original G.P. Referral Scheme was so successful that
in 2006 Camrowers club was formed to provide recreational rowing for a wider audience,
including the Cambridge City Council Forever Active Scheme for the over 50s and
the University of the Third Age in Cambridge. Camrowers became a charitable company in 2010.
Exercise - a "miracle cure"*
Members of Camrowers are living proof that regular
exercise is "better than any drugs in preventing and combatting illness. "* Many
of our members row in order to recover their health or to cope with long-term illness
or disability, while others are keen to keep active and healthy as they move into older age.
It is never too late to learn to row
One of the things that is special about
Camrowers is its track record of enabling people to row, whatever their health problem,
disability or age. We row for fitness and leisure, not for racing, and this means
that people of all abilities can take part and enjoy rowing on the Cam together.
*Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Report February 2015