Matt Wells makes London quad squad
Last updated at 10:53, Monday, 25 June 2012
Hexham's Matt Wells is all set for his fourth Olympic Games.
Matt, who took the bronze medal in the double sculls in Beijing, has been named in the Great Britain quadruple scull team for his Olympic swan song.
He has already announced his retirement after the Games, and hopes to go out with a bang. He is pictured at the front of boat with his bronze medal winning partner Stephen Rowbotham, as well as Tom Solesbury and Charles Cousins.
Matt took part in the Olympics in Sydney and Athens before his Beijing glory, and rowing on home water will put the seal on a glittering career.
He plans to hang up his blades for good after a farewell regatta, featuring other Olympians, on Hexham’s Tyne Green on August 18.
First published at 09:09, Monday, 25 June 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.