Cambridge to Ely and back sponsored row for The Gambia

On Sunday 25th September, a Champs junior coxless quad, Daisy Hutchison, Nell Dix, Sophie Goldberg and Jessica Stewart did a sponsored 50km row from Cambridge to Ely and back.

After setting off in the sunshine and successfully negotiating the two locks, the sight of Ely Cathedral in the far distance was welcome, unlike however, the strong headwind that had set in for the long 25km back to Cambridge. But after more than 5 hours of rowing, they finally made it back to the boathouse with the blisters, stiff legs and sore bottoms to prove it.

Thank you very much to everyone for the generous sponsorship and support; over £1000 has now been raised in total for the community work we’ll be doing in The Gambia and definitely kept us going when it felt like we couldn’t possibly manage another stroke!

For more information, please visit the Stephen Perse Gambia Project.