In light of the cancellation of the BUCS regatta, which for many university rowing teams would’ve been the highlight of their year, the Newcastle University Boat Club will be engaging in a charity challenge to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
On their Facebook page, the rowing team reflected on the harrowing disease which has resulted in “all sporting events around the world being cancelled”. They’ve decided to run the distance from their boat club to Holme Pierrepont (where the race would have been held) and back, totalling 526km. They’ll be keeping track of their distance using ‘Strava’.
The challenge will run from May 27 to April 3, to raise money for ‘The Coronavirus Recovery and Response Fund for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland’.
At the time of writing, their fundraiser is sitting on £153 donated, with the hopes of hitting a target of £1,250.
On behalf of The Courier we want to wish the best of luck to the participants! If you want to donate money, you can do so by following this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nubcfundraising?newPage=True
Last modified: 30th April 2020