Four-hour rowing event raises over £300 for forces charity

Clive Wright rows over 20 miles for charity

Clive Wright rows over 20 miles for charity

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A GROUP of Asda workers raised over £300 when they completed an impressive charity row on Wednesday morning.

The Ride for Heroes event was organised by former paraplegic power lifter and sportsman Clive Wright (pictured) to raise money for Help for Heroes.

On the day rowers Clive, Julie Warne and Dan Turner, who all work at Asda, clocked up an incredible amount of miles and they were rewarded with £296 sponsorship. The total raised for the event is now up to £313.

Although Julie and Dan’s total distance rowed is unknown Clive, who rowed almost constantly for four hours, achieved an incredible 30,003 metres, which is over 20 miles.

But all the hard work has not put him off. He is already planning another event.

He said: “Ride for Heroes Two is already in the planning stage so let’s keep supporting our armed forces that do so much for us all.

“Many thank yous to all who donated and supported on the day.”

It is not too late to support the rowers.

If you would like to donate money will be accepted at HSBC Bank in Grantham until January 30.