Rowing more than 300 miles for children
By: Janet Richardson
SAFE Anchor Trust volunteer Stephen Brook, accompanied by his wife, is heading off in a rowing boat this weekend to row from Mirfield near Huddersfield to Putney.
There will be a launch at Mirfield on Friday September 17 with a more formal departure on Saturday, both at 10am.
He will row to Marsden to go through the Standedge tunnel and then follow the canal network via Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Rugeley, Rugby and onto the Thames at Oxford and Henley to finish in Putney – a distance of 322 miles including 228 locks. The journey is expected to take six weeks.
Rowing for Children is a charity event hosted by Safe Anchor, which takes disadvantaged and disabled people of all ages on the local canals,
in partnership with Wooden Spoon (www.woodenspoon.com)
You can support the Rowing For Children challenge by making a donation by going to http://www.justgiving.com/SafeAnchorTrust and clicking
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