17th Aug, 2017

Pershore teenager completes 126 mile rowing challenge

A PERSHORE teenager raised more than £1,000 for a charity which supports D-Day veterans after completing a 126 mile rowing challenge.

Ellis Morris, 13, a student at Pershore High School, rowed the distance of Portsmouth to Normandy for the charity ‘Return to Normandy’ and raised £1,811.

The kind-hearted teenager’s donation will allow the charity to continue taking veterans back to Arromanche every year for the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Ellis is no stranger to fund-raising challenges. Last year he completed a 20 mile bike ride and raised more than £650 for ‘Return to Normandy.’

He completed his challenge over 10 years by rowing for an hour twice a day at Pershore Leisure Centre.

“It was a lot harder than I expected and I really struggled at times,” Ellis said.

“But, with a lot of support we have managed to raise £1,811 which is amazing.

“I would like to thank Mr Corbett and the school for their continued support and Hughes & Co, Printers for posters, Custom Graphix for t-shirt printing and Pershore Leisure Centre for their support with training.”

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