Young Foxes Complete 24hr Row Challenge

By: Elaine Brand |
20/02/12 |
Leicester City 24hr row challenge

Leicester City’s Apprentices have completed a gruelling 24-hour rowing challenge in aid of the Foxes Foundation’s One In A Million campaign.

The gargantuan effort came just prior to Christmas and involved all of the Club’s U18 squad who rowed in relay to complete their fund-raising effort on behalf of ten Leicester based charities.

Starting their rowing machines at BBC Radio Leicester’s studios on 19 December at 8am, the youngsters worked in two groups across different locations in the city before returning to Club’s Belvoir Drive training ground having rowed a total of 367km during their 24-hour marathon.

Academy Director, Jon Rudkin, said; “The Apprentices were all keen to do something to support such a fantastic cause while giving themselves a real test and this challenge served both purposes really well.”

“They came up with the rowing concept themselves, which was very demanding physically but we received some fantastic support from the public and raised a significant amount which makes all the effort worthwhile.”

Youth Team captain Tom Hopper added:

“It was a fantastic way to bring us all together and work hard to raise valuable money for some great causes. The hardest part was working through the early hours but we all pushed on together and achieved our goal.”

The LCFC Foxes Foundation’s One In A Million campaign has pledged to raise £150,000 for the following ten charities over the course of the 2011-12 season.

  • Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Leicester Children’s Hospital
  • Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance
  • PROSTaid
  • Rainbows
  • Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund (Lord Mayor’s Appeal)
  • The Harley Staples Cancer Trust
  • Wishes 4 Kids
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