JUNIOR members of Wallingford Rowing Club took part in a 24-hour ergo to raise money for the club and Ukraine.

The junior squad started the challenge at 4pm on Friday (6) and took it in turns to row until 4pm on Saturday (7).

Ukrainian rower Dmytro Mikhai, who won the gold medal in the quadruple sculls at the 2014 World Championships setting a world record time, launched the challenge.

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Herald Series: Dmytro Mikhai (Credit: Ivan Antypenko)Dmytro Mikhai (Credit: Ivan Antypenko)

Mikhai and his pregnant wife escaped from Kherson under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. He is currently training at the Leander Club in Henley.

The club managed to raise £6,100 of its £6,000 charity. Half of the funds will go back to the club to buy a new boat and the other half will go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.


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