A local Pershore High School student is completing in a rowing challenge to raise money for a D-Day charity. 13 year old Ellis Morris is rowing a total distance of 126 miles at Pershore Leisure Centre during the May half term, the equivalent of Portsmouth to Normandy!
A visit to Normandy with some D-Day veterans has inspired Ellis to raise money for ‘Return to Normandy’, a charity which escorts veterans back to Normandy for the annual celebrations. The charity also ensures that veterans are able to visit places of personal importance and attend memorials and cemeteries where comrades are buried.
Ellis hopes to raise £1000 altogether and he expects the challenge to take approximately 18 hours to complete. He has been working with Fitness Instructors at Rivers to train and plan the challenge, where he will be rowing for 1-2 hours per day. Sharon Keen, Marketing Manager at Rivers said “It’s great to see somebody so young really push themselves to raise money for charity, it’s been a pleasure to help Ellis with his training and I wish him all the best for his challenge!”
Rivers Fitness has sponsored Ellis throughout his training to help him achieve his goal. His dedication and commitment to 3 months of training will see him complete the challenge of 18 hours of rowing over a 9 day period. Good luck Ellis, from everybody at Rivers!
Ellis wishes to thank Rivers Fitness and Custom Graphix in Pershore for their support.