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Cancer Research challenge is ‘ore-some’

Published date: 27 January 2016 | Published by: Admin

PEOPLE in Rotherham are being urged to sign up for a new “oar-inspiring” fundraising challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Men and women of all ages and abilities are being urged to enter the charity’s ‘ore-some’ indoor rowing challenge The Great Row to raise money for vital research.

Landlubbers or water babies alike can get involved as participants complete the challenge on a rowing machine at their local gym and do not need a boat to help beat cancer sooner.

The Great Row is part of Cancer Research UK’s three-year partnership with The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races which take place on March 27.

They have teamed up to help raise an ambitious £3 million for the charity's life-saving work.

People across the county can show their support by signing up for The Great Row.

Individuals or teams can choose to complete different levels of challenge from now until March 26, the day before the big race, with rowing distances starting from 2,000 metres and going up to a full marathon.  

Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Yorkshire, said: “When it comes to cancer, we’re all in the same boat.

“The disease does not discriminate — almost everyone will have either experienced cancer themselves or know someone who has been affected.

“That’s why we need as many people as possible across Yorkshire to show us their pulling power and sign up for The Great Row.   

“Rowing is a great way for people to mix up their usual exercise routine or try something new to get fitter and healthier in 2016.

“By taking part and raising vital funds, participants can row their way to greatness with a challenge that will not only make them feel great physically, but will also help to save lives.”

To enter The Great Row visit or join the conversation on Twitter by following #TheGreatRow.

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