Soldiers charity rowing challenge in Liverpool city centre raises thousands
TWO soldiers took on a 24-hour rowing challenge in the city centre.
Drew Knowles, 26, from Formby, and friend Isaac Longdon, 25, from Rhyl, raised about £3,500 by rowing 300km on rowing machines to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled and Cancer Research UK. The pair, who are both airborne engineers in 51 Parachute Squadron of the Royal Engineers, started the challenge on McDonalds on Church Street on Saturday morning before moving to Concert Square for the night.
Drew said: “We had a great reaction from everyone and the amount we raised is brilliant.
“It was hard-going, especially at 4am but we were taking it in turns to row and trying to get 20-minute naps in between.”
The two charities are both important causes for Drew, whose mum is fighting cancer and 13-year-old sister Natalie has cerebral palsy and would love a helping dog.
To sponsor Drew and Isaac go to www.justgiving.com/teams/ 24hourrow.