WHAT an amazing success the King’s Ely Ergathon was on November 30th!
130 students, members of staff and family members got involved and an impressive 164 kilometres were rowed over 12 hours.
More than £800 was also raised for the mental health charities, PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide and Child Bereavement UK!
Craig Ward, Head of Rowing at King’s Ely, organised the inaugural event to raise awareness and funds for Race4Rene – the epic Trans-Atlantic yacht race that our Graduate Rowing Coach, James Foster, is currently doing with a crew of novice sailors in memory of their friend, René, who tragically died from depression by suicide in 2017, aged 22.
Every penny James and his teammates raise will be shared with PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide and Child Bereavement UK.
Mr Ward said: “I am so grateful to everyone who supported the Ergathon. It was an awesome day and as well as raising a huge amount of money for the Race4Rene charities, I feel the challenge has also raised mental health awareness in school, which is really great to see.”
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