Put your backs into it! Student rowers pulling for charity

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 21, 2012 11:33 AM |
Boat Club raising funds for bone cancer research.

At ten o’clock this morning, our student Boat Club began a 24-hour charity row in the Students’ Union. Four rowing machines have been set up in the Queen’s Hall and a succession of students will be hard at work on them right through to 10.00am on Wednesday.

The event is raising money for the Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust, a charity founded and run by Leicester law student Matt Short, who we wrote about in December when he was selected to be an official bearer of the Olympic torch.

Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer but it hasn’t stopped Matt from studying in our School of Law, running the Trust and coaching local kids in football. Matt was there this morning to cheer on the first quartet of rowers, which included Student Development Officers Holly Roberts and Ian Read.

You can support our rowers in their fund-raising efforts by donating through the Boat Club’s Virgin Money Giving page – don’t forget to gift aid your donation.


Matt Short (back row, second from right) with members of the University of Leicester Boat Club.

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