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Rowing Fundraiser Aims to Break GB Record

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Old Boy Lewis Daly is aiming to break a British rowing record while raising funds for Bolton Hospice this Christmas. The challenge is a follow-up to his fundraising efforts last December, which saw him raise £4,200 by rowing around 230,000m in 24 hours in his garage.

This year, Lewis has the added challenge of trying to beat not only his previous fundraising total but also the current British record for ‘furthest distance covered on a concept 2 rowing machine in 24 hours’. The distance to beat stands at a daunting 277,423m.

He will complete the row at Agecroft Rowing Club at Salford Quays, where Boys’ Division pupils in the school’s rowing club do their training. The row will take place over the weekend of 18/19 December, rowing roughly midday to midday. Pupils in the rowing club, staff, alumni and Lewis’ friends and family have been invited to row alongside him for different legs of the 24-hour challenge to keep his spirits up and boost him towards his target.

Lewis has been rowing for just three years. After finding success in the Boys’ Division Water Polo squads during his time at Bolton School, he took up the sport while studying at Liverpool University. He has continued to row at the University of London, where he now training to be a Dentist. The idea for breaking the British record came from his rowing coach, who challenged the whole squad to try and break a record over the Christmas holidays!

Watch the promo video for Lewis’s row on Instagram or Twitter, and donate via his JustGiving page. Follow the School’s Water Polo Twitter account @WaterpoloBS for updates during the row.

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