Industry plans cross-Channel row

A group of meat men will be taking to the high seas in a bid to raise money for charity, with a sponsored row from Dover to Calais later this year.

Members of the Worshipful Company of Butchers, along with colleagues from across the sector, will be tackling the English Channel in support of the Company’s Master’s charity Ahoy, which gives underprivileged and disabled children and adults the opportunity to get involved in sailing and water-based activities.

Four teams of six rowers are taking part on 11 August: ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ from Oakfield Foods; ‘The Lamb Lubbers’ from Randall Parker; a team from ABP called ‘My Dear Buoys’; and a team from Fairfax Meadow, called ‘Carniv Oars’. Click on the team names to sponsor.

Training is now well under way, with many complaints already being heard of sore arms and shoulders. Ray Woodhouse, Master, said: “To row across the English Channel is no mean feat and cannot be undertaken lightly. The crew of rowers have committed a lot of their personal time to the training necessary to safely and successfully complete this challenge. Please sign up as a sponsor.”

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