Cardiff University Rowing Club are attempting to break three world records, whilst raising money for charity
In memory of member Jenny Bucknell
Cardiff University Rowing Club will be attempting to break three World Records for longest continual row, in order to raise money for the Charity CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young and for their Club.
To achieve their goal, the club's members will be keeping a rowing machine going continuously for four days.
CURC will be attempting to break three world records in total. These will include:
Mixed Under 19's 3 Days 14 Hours 10 Minutes 8 Seconds
Large Team Male 20-29 – 68 Hours 18 Minutes
Small Team Female 20e-29 – 48Hours
We spoke to rower, Ben Holland, who explained the significance of the charity C.R.Y to the team:
"It's an important charity for CURC as one of our members, Jenny Bucknell, passed away on 5th April 2011 at the age of just twenty-three. It was later found that she had a heart condition called ARVC or ARVD, which is thought to be the second most common cause of unexpected sudden death in the young."
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was formed in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can cause sudden death to young people; this includes ARVC. They facilitate screening, ECG testing and research into these conditions.
The money the club raises during this fundraising will go towards much needed boat repairs including the restoration of the memorial boat 'MUM'.
If you would like to support the rowers in their upcoming challenge, you can do so by donating here.