Caroline MacDonald, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, has made big waves in adaptive rowing in the Arms and Shoulders category.
She is the current world record-holder and champion over one kilometre and she is a European and British outdoor champion.
Unfortunately, last year she broke her specially-adapted rowing seat used for indoor training and competitions.
Caroline started fund-raising with the help of her family, but it was taking months to raise the total needed and she was losing valuable training time.
However, Margaret Trewick of Morpeth Lions came to hear of her efforts through her parents in Ashington and put forward a case for funding help from her local club.
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