‘I will always push myself past my breaking point’ vows Norwich father-of-four ahead of 12-hour rowing fundraiser
- Credit: Scott Halliday
'In time my body will heal - some people are not that lucky' - those were the word of a Norwich father aiming to undertake a 12-hour rowing challenge for charity.
Scott Halliday, 38, is hoping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research with a mammoth row-a-thon at The Gym, in Norwich.
But it is not the first fitness-themed fundraiser the married father-of-four has taken on, as Mr Halliday has completed the London Marathon, taken part in a charity boxing match, ran 47 miles non-stop from Norwich to Yarmouth and cycled 160 miles around the coast of Norfolk - all in aid of multiple cancer charities including Cancer Research and Norfolk charity The Big C.
'Now it's time to help Macmillan as the staff do a fantastic job and deserve all help they can get,' said Mr Halliday, who lives in Haggard Road.
'The way patients and families are looked after is something I want to help with.
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'That's why I've chosen Macmillan - after watching them all suffer and going through the pain of losing a loved one, I will always push myself past my breaking point'
Mr Halliday, a post-print operative, added: 'I'm passionate about the challenges I take, because I like to help people. Especially those who have received some disadvantages at some point in their lives. As we all know cancer is the biggest killer of all.
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'I lost both my nan and uncle to cancer. My older brother, Jon, is a cancer survivor having beaten testicular cancer, twice. And my friend Rowann is currently on the road to recovery.
'I think putting my mind and body through 12 hours of hell for one challenge, however tough, is just a little sacrifice in helping those who need it. My body in time will heal, some people are not that lucky.'
Mr Halliday will be braving the elements on March 4, and rowing non-stop outside the entrance of The Gym in Hall Road.
From all his fundraising endeavours, Mr Halliday thinks he has raised around £10,000. Donations for his latest feat can be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ScottHalliday.