Staff at a Hemel Hempstead-based charity are taking part in a gruelling rowing relay in order to raise vital funds.
Neurokinex, a spinal cord injury rehabilitation centre on Mark Road, are readying themselves for a day-long row relay on Wednesday, September 6.
The challenge aims to raise funds to safeguard the charity’s Step Up Scheme for children and adults who have recently suffered a spinal injury.
The challenge will take place from 9am to 7pm with the community, local busineses, colleagues and friends of Neurokinex clients all invited to come along and cheer on the effort.
In a bid to keep the Step Up Scheme running for another year, Neurokinex needs its team to raise £25,000 through sponsorship.
The non-stop relay will see those involved all take a turn in the seat to keep the rowing going, with a fully adapted Concept2 rower enabling clients with a range of disabilities to take part.
One client, Sarah Wilson, is attempting to row 5,000m in a supported standing position, which will really test her endurance and strength.
A spokesperson for Neurokinex said: “The Step Up Scheme provides a life-changing set of six free rehab sessions to anyone with a new spinal cord injury.
“An absolute lifeline which enables people to access the world-class Neurokinex facilities and expertise, the scheme costs the Neurokinex Charitable Trust £420 per person to fulfil and relies totally on funding for its survival.”
Anyone wishing to sign up and take part should contact email@example.com
More information is available at neurokinex.org/step-up-challenge-2023