Rowers stroke a charity Chord

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SOME people will go to any lengths to support dementia charity Lost Chord – even if it means rowing the Atlantic Ocean.

But members of Greens Health & Fitness, in Napier Street, Sheffield, and the City of Sheffield Rowing Club will not have to worry about cold, wet or sea-sickness, as they will be completing the whole challenge without leaving dry land.

Inspired by the annual real-life Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race, which sees a flotilla of boats taking on the elements in an adventure that takes up to 80 days to complete, Sheffield’s keen rowers are matching the miles on rowing machines.

Every mile completed will be raising money for Lost Chord, the charity that provides musical experiences for people with dementia in care homes and days centres across the region, and also for research into Huntington’s disease.

Club secretary and Greens rowing class teacher Vicky McDougall, who is co-ordinating the challenge, said: “We have people from their 20s to 70s taking part, all determined to complete the challenge as quickly and successfully as possible.”