Now this is something you don't see very often: a host of rowers willing to row on the ergo for 24 hours. Voluntarily. Why? To raise money and show their support for beyondblue - an Australian organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
So, on Friday 23rd of January, the NRC rowers will take to the ergos in 30 minute shifts from 8am, looking to row continuously for 24 hours right through to 8am on Saturday the 24th. The crew are hoping to finish with over 300km under their belt (the equivalent of rowing across Bass Straight).
So with a very worthy cause to support, heads full of determination and bodies willing, the NRC crew will need as much support from all our club members, family, friends, fellow rowers and anyone who want to support them, as they can. To show your support for this monumental effort you can donate on the day by paying a visit to the Newcastle Rowing Club shed in Carrington (see location HERE) and donate with cash, cheque or credit card, or you can donate directly into the NRC Bank Account (BSB - 082 748, Acc No - 859376035).
Many thanks for your support!