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Northwich rowers prove that every little helps
ROWERS of all ages came together in partnership with a Northwich supermarket this week to raise more than £850 for charity.
More than 50 members from the junior, senior and masters squad of Northwich Rowing Club (NRC) were on hand to take part in a charity row-athon held at Tesco, on Manchester Road, to raise money for Diabetes UK.
The idea was put forward by Tesco employee and NRC member Ellie Preece, with another team member jokingly suggesting they row the 309 km from Northwich to Norwich, as the two clubs are often mistaken for one another due to their similar name and almost identical kit worn by their rowers.
The club’s enthusiastic members actually managed to smash their target distance by nearly 140 km, achieving a total of 448 km over the two day event.
NRC club captain Phil Hewitt said: “It was fantastic to see our whole club come together to support such a good cause.
“We’re grateful to Tesco for allowing us to get involved, but especially thankful to the good people of Northwich for their generosity and encouragement.”
Diabetes UK is Tesco's national charity partner for 2013 and funds raised through the partnership will go towards supporting the three million people living with diabetes and will help hundreds of thousands of people to reduce their risk of type two diabetes.
The money will also fund investment into groundbreaking research to find a vaccine for type one diabetes.
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