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Mayor’s Charity Channel Challenge draws in local groups

The Mayor of Morley, Councillor Robert Finnigan is delighted at the response from local groups following his appeal to take on the Mayor’s Charity Channel Challenge.  This will be held at Morley Leisure Centre on Saturday, 21st October 2017 from 2pm and will involve teams rowing the equivalent distance of crossing the Channel – 33,300 metres – using rowing machines, with teams competing against each other to be the first “boat” to finish the crossing.  The event will raise funds to support two West Yorkshire children’s hospices, Martin House and Forget-Me-Not Fund.

Councillor Finnigan said “Both hospices do an excellent job supporting families who are facing exceptionally challenging circumstances.  We hope to raise over £1,000 to support the work they do and I encourage Morley Folk to attend to support the rowers and give generously to the charities.  We have a team from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation taking part along with teams from Morley Leisure Centre, Morley Fire Fighters, ‘Different Gravy’ wine bar, the Yorkshire Teacher’s Rugby League team and, of course, the Mayor’s own team.  This could be a long and sweaty physical challenge, which may take around three hours but the support with sponsorship has been brilliant.”

The event will also include a bun sale and bottle water will provided for competitors by Morrisons Supermarket Morley.