British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for the ‘Great Row’, encouraging thousands of rowers across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge – a challenge happily accepted by Ryde Rowing Club.
The Appley-based club, in partnership with Churchers Solicitors of Union Street, joined forces with British Rowing and Cancer Research UK on Saturday (26th March) to take part in the Great Row to raise funds for both the charity and the club.
The club’s Coastal Ladies Junior Squad and the Men’s Coastal Junior Squad set-up shop in Churchers’ office to complete a marathon on indoor rowing machines – a target they comfortably exceeded during the day.
A cake sale, raffle, face painting and balloon modelling was organised and the club was able to show off its replacement Minibus, purchased in part with funds raised at a similar event last year.
During the day more than £400 was raised which, coupled with the online appeal, is expected to eventually raise more than £700 pounds.
Anyone who would still like to make a donation to the Cancer Research UK appeal can do so at – https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rrc-great-row.