In an epic test of resolve and determination, six Leicestershire business men have embarked on a never before attempted journey to row 1097 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats. The journey has seen them travel past the Beatrice North Sea Oil Rig and Scarborough Castle, through the famous canals of Birmingham and under the Severn Bridge before tackling the tumultuous North Sea and finishing right at the tip of the country, John O’Groats.
On route, the intrepid team took the second deserved pit stop at ‘Colourworks’ on the banks of the River Soar in Leicester. As they docked at the venue they were greeted by a supportive crowd who all wanted to join the boys to celebrate the team’s achievements so far.
World Senior Snooker Champion, Willie Thorne, who is also a patron of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People came along to support the rowers, along with soul singing superstar, Andy Abraham.
Dominic Gomersall from Lumbers Jewellers enlisted the help of several celebrities including Austin Healey, Andrew Castle, Ben Kay, Andy Abraham, Bill Roache and Willie Thorne to support this virtually impossible task which will span 21 days with all proceeds raised being split between the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, The Prince’s Trust, Lifeboat and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumor Trust. Dominic successfully recovered from an operation to remove a brain tumor five years ago and wanted to create a once in a lifetime opportunity in which to raise awareness and money for charities whose sole purpose is to help save and enrich people’s lives. To donate to these noble causes and support the boys on their incredible adventure, please visit http://www.celebrityrow.co.uk/Charity.aspx and click donate now!