Monday, 06 December 2010
World record rowers from the University of Worcester have handed over a cheque for £1,000 to a local charity.
The University’s men’s and women’s teams smashed three world records earlier this year, which saw them row non-stop for 11 days.
The record attempts raised money for Worcester Snoezelen, which has been chosen as the University’s Charity of the Year. The Charity provides people with sensory and learning disabilities with appropriate relaxation and leisure facilities situated within the grounds of the University.
Nicky White, Captain of the men’s team, said: “We are delighted that not only did we manage to break three world records but we also raised £1,000 for Worcester Snoezelen.
“We have now collected all the sponsorship money in and have handed over the cheque to the Charity, which we hope will make a real difference to its users.”
The University of Worcester Rowing Club was founded in 2004, though fully established itself in 2008-9, when it employed its part-time coach and quadrupled in size. Its active membership is now more than 75 students who, on top of their normal academic work, complete around 10 training sessions per week.
The club is currently training from Worcester Rowing Club’s facilities and the majority of its annual income is generated through fundraising events such as supermarket bag-packing.