EVESHAM Rowing Club will be holding a series of events over the coming months to raise funds to purchase a new and lighter eight boat and the first of these takes place this coming weekend.
The current eight boat is too heavy for the junior squad and on Saturday the first fund-raiser takes place in the shape of the Evesham Rowing Club Rowathon ergo (rowing machine) challenge, which is being held between 10am and 4pm at the fantastic Evesham Country Park on the A46 just north of Evesham.
Athletes will row in 20-minute sessions and members of the public are invited to have a try and compete in ‘Beat the Rower’ for rowing-related prizes.
The Mayor of Evesham, Councillor Charlie Homer, will be attending at 10.30am and has agreed to have a go to help raise funds for this very successful local sporting club.
It is hoped that, between them, the boys and girls of the junior squad and visitors will be able to row a combined total of 346km in six hours. This is the length of the River Thames and a plan of the river landmarks along the route will show the distances reached during the challenge.
While the rowers are piling up the kilometres, and improving their fitness too, there will be various stalls including chocolate tombola, cake stall, face-painting and balloon creations to delight the children with their designs.