Norwich students to row 453km in aid of Norfolk soldier’s charity

Students taking part in the charity row with tutor Esther Stevenson. Picture: Emily Bowyer

Students taking part in the charity row with tutor Esther Stevenson. Picture: Emily Bowyer - Credit: Emily Bowyer

Sports students from a Norwich College will be attempting to row 453km in aid of Norfolk-based charity, Walking with the Wounded.

The six students will be dedicating their efforts to the 453 serviceman and service woman who lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict since 2001.

Easton and Otley College Sports student Emily Boyer said: 'We wanted to do something in aid of a local charity.

'A couple of us are rowers but the other four aren't so we thought it would be a massive challenge' added the Norwich Rowing Club rower.

The charity, of which Prince Harry is an ambassador, aims to demonstrate the resilience of wounded servicemen and women through regular walking, hiking and running events.

The students are hoping to raise between £1500 and £2000 for the local charity.

The event will take place throughout Wednesday May 3 at The Forum in Norwich.

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