Rowers raise cash for Coalition
Forty-eight rowers raised more than $4,000 for a local charity by rowing more than 320 miles.
The rowers from LifeThyme CrossFit, CrossFit BDA, the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club, and a team of Mount St Agnes students each tackled 25 miles in teams of four and two on rowing machines to raise the funds for the Coalition for Protection of Children's breakfast programme.
LifeThyme CrossFit owner and event organiser Henry Adderley told The Royal Gazette: “We were thrilled to put on this event this year and raise this money for the Coalition.
“This is our third year of supporting the Coalition at Christmas. In the past we have had members do 1,000 burpees to raise money and this year we wanted to try something different.
“We decided to try and tackle 25 miles on the rowers, which is the distance from one end of Bermuda to the other. The participants went out to friends and businesses seeking pledges towards the challenge.
“We invited CrossFit BDA, the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club and the Bermuda Rowing Association to join our seven teams who were participating and we ended up with a full house of 13 teams. CrossFit BDA and the BRA also provided rowing machines for the event, which was fantastic. It took the fastest teams, including the two man teams, less than three hours to complete the distance and everyone had completed the course within three-and-a-half hours.”
The Coalition's Breakfast For Every Child Programme provides a full, healthy breakfast for students in public schools who would otherwise go to school hungry.
For more information on the Coalition and its programmes visit www.coalition.bm. To find out more about LifeThyme CrossFit visit www.lifethymecrossfit.com