By Rhydian Morris
Today and tomorrow Swansea University Society will be collectively rowing the length of Great Britain to raise money for better equipment for the rowing club and for UCARE, a charity committed to improve the treatment and care of sufferers of urological cancer. Outside Fulton House members of the rowing society will be spending 2 days rowing from lands end to the furthest reaches of Scotland. Dedicated volunteers have also been selling cakes and raising awareness of the charity. The money will be split 50-50 between the club and the charity.
The rowing club have currently raised over £1200 for the charity and club, with a goal of £2000 hopefully to be reached over the coming days and weeks. Members of the rowing society have set up a Justgiving page where members have been able to donate to the cause.
To support the charity and the society you are able to come down today and tomorrow (18th-19th April) to donate to the cause, or you can donate online at their Justgiving page at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/SURC-fundrasier. To follow along with their travels you can visit the interactive map at http://surctrack.fortecmedia.co.uk/.
The rowing club had this to say about the event on their Justgiving page:
“Set to row the length of Britain on the 19th April outside Fulton House, Swansea University. The club hopes to raise a substantial amount of money that will be split 50/50 with UCare.
We are trying to improve the facilities available for our members to help gain better experience and skills at rowing. The club has improved massively in the last few years, but to continue this improvement better equipment is needed.
In addition we want give a substantial amount to UCare and help support their fantastic work. The charity works to improve the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and education. We are strongly committed to being part of this.
Please help us raise this money, and mark what we hope to be an annual event.”