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Reliant Bobbin! (Friday May 19th 1995)

Just cruisin along as 3-wheel Robin takes to the water in style It may not be red but the Robin went bob, bob, bobbin along during an usual event in Coventry Canal, Kettlebrook, at the weekend. The 3-wheeled marvel from Tamworths Reliant company was part of a weekend treat for the Robineers -25 youngsters from around the area who are disabled or disadvantaged. The car has been specially adapted with an outboard motor by Jim Walker from Chesterfield Canal Preservation Society which uses the Robin to raise funds for that part of the canal network.

Tamworth Cruising Club provided 28 boats for the event which was organised by Coleshilt Rotary Club. Apart from the boats and car, a pedaloe  relay crew took part by pedalling from Tamworth to Lichfield for charity. Robin Run 1995 was launched by Tamworth Mayor Coun Mrs Mary Lewis, who also presented a Rotary Club cheque for 500 to the  Five  Counties Air Ambulance. The day trip ended in Lichfield where chairman of the citys district council, Coun Mrs Erica Baytlss, met the convoy and presented the children with a gift pack and certificates.

Publicity officer for .Coleshill Rotary Club, Tony Potter, said: We would like to thank Tamworth Cruising Club for their help. In the end we had  more boats than children. We did not expect such a large turn-out. We all had a brilliant day and are hoping to make it an annual event

Image Caption:Like a duck to water ... Robin owner Jim Walker and his crew Dave Francis make a splash with the launch of the first ever land to water Robin

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