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£2m watersports hub for Paralympic training to be aided today
2:30pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
A SEVEN strong team supporting fire hit Marlow Rowing Club will aim to complete the Thames Path Challenge today.
Emma Milsom, Sarah McCreery, Fiona Spooner, Fiona Dawson, Kerry King, Juliet Howard and Jill Anderson are raising money for the new £2m Watersports Hub, which will replace the old clubhouse, which was destroyed by a blaze.
The Paralympic rowing stars of the future are set to be trained there.
The seven pals will be walking 50 km along the Thames Path from Runnymede to Henley.
The friends undertake a challenge in aid of a charity every two years. A few years ago they climbed the Italian 3 Peaks in Northern Italy, raising over £7,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. More recently they hiked across the Alps from Geneva to Chamonix, sleeping in mountain refuges along the way, to raise money for Help for Heroes.
A private fundraising event last Saturday, in which the girls are pictured with Sir Steve Redgrave, helped them to reach their target, with guests participating in games and a raffle.
The event is organised by Action Challenge. Each participant pledges to raise a minimum of £275 each, whilst the nominated charity has to pay a £74 entry fee per participant.
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