Our branch recently held a Rowing event in aid of local lady, Jessica Mills.
For this event, we were kindly lent some rowing machines from Hadrian Leisure Centre and took turns to row the length of the English Channel from here in our branch. We also organised a raffle with lots of great prizes donated from local businesses in our area, along with face painting and a cake sale. Altogether we managed to raise £686!
Jessica has a degenerative illness called mitochondrial disease which means she has had to undergo various operations and is now cared for at home 24 hours a day. The funds will go towards helping Jessica make the most of her last few months by doing things that she loves.