As part of English Lakes support for Open Arms International, the team at Lancaster House are aiming to row the equivalent distance of the shore-lengths of all 14 lakes in the Lake District in under a day.
Lancaster House has recently adopted 10-year old Abraham and will be supporting the young orphan who lives at the Open Arms Village in Kenya. To raise funds for Abraham’s continual care, development and education, the team will be taking continual 15 minute turns and rowing the 100+ mile distance over a gruelling 24 hour period on one of the hotel’s rowing machines. The exact distance remains a closely guarded secret and a competition to guess the precise distance will be run in conjunction with the Row-a-thon.
The team will commence the challenge at 3pm on Wednesday 28th March and it will take place in the main hotel reception area at Lancaster House. The hotel would welcome anyone to come down and support the event if they can, however donations can be made online.
Always up for a physical challenge for charity, the Lancaster team have also recently biked the equivalent distance of John-o-Groats to Lands end in 48 hours, successfully completed the British 24-hour 3-peaks challenge, both of which were for Open Arms, and more recently 2 team members summited Kilimanjaro for local charity Children Today.
Wish the team the best of luck!
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood