BDHL’s 100,000m row challenge for ellenor

It is now only a few days until team BDHL undertake their 100,000 meter row as part of the accumulator challenge set by the children’s charity ellenor. The forthcoming row is a hot topic within the office as everyone has attempted to step up their usual weekly fitness regime.

Team BDHL now all have matching ellenor t-shirts kindly given to us by the charity and are excited about a day of hard work, exercise and fundraising.

Ellenor is a Kent based charity that currently cares for over 200 families who have a child with a terminal illness. Their mission is “To lead and coordinate the best personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have”.

BDHL were presented with a flower pot containing a £50 note in July 2016 with the aim to grow the note over the subsequent three months. As a team we have decided on a target of £1000.00.

The main event is taking place on Wednesday 14th September 2016, where as a team BDHL are attempting the 100,000 metres indoor rowing challenge.

BDHL have sought a rowing machine, and ‘lightly’ trained for this event which will happen at the BDHL Lamberhurst Vineyard office. Guy Jones and Caroline Weiss-Jones, Directors of BDHL are to be the first on the rowing machine, followed by the rest of the team. We are planning on each of us rowing for about 15-20 minutes and then circulating through the team until the miles are complete.

All visitors to the BDHL office on Wednesday 14th September 2016 would be most welcome. You will be supplied with coffee, biscuits and a guaranteed laugh for a contribution to this worthy cause.

‘I have always enjoyed watching, as well as playing all sports and have been part of many teams during both my personal and professional life. Therefore, I leapt at the opportunity to join team BDHL in the 100,000meter row challenge, especially as the children’s charity Ellenor is such a worthy cause.  Before I agreed to be part of team BDHL I use to only go to the gym once a week for a PT session! The challenge, and both the Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing at Rio this Summer, has now motivated me to jump on a rowing machine whenever I have spare time. I would classify myself as a sprinter rather than a long distance sportswoman so I know that my part of the 100,000meters is going to be tough. However the amazing work that ellenor undertake each day, all year round, as well as the support from my colleagues and team mates and all the generous donations that have been given, I know are going inspire me with every pull of the rowing machine. I look forward with both excitement and nerves to the challenge ahead’. Fiona Blaxland: Team BDHL 100,000 meter indoor row challenge.

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