Oar-some charity effort by gym

Rising to the challenge in Tesco supermarket. EMN-170314-165636001
Rising to the challenge in Tesco supermarket. EMN-170314-165636001

More than £300 was raised for charity by rowers taking part in a 24-hour challenge in Skegness.

Phoenix Fitness, in Victoria Road, held the event at Tesco, in Richmond Drive, Skegness, last weekend.

It saw a team of staff and members from the gym row for a total of 24 hours across two machines over the two days.

Jack Johnson, 28, owner of Phoenix Fitness, said: “It all went well, there was a good atmosphere.”

This is the first charity event Jack has held since becoming the owner of Phoenix Fitness in recent months, but he told The Standard ‘without a shadow of a doubt’ there will be more.

Money raised on the weekend will be given to Diabetes UK, Tesco’s national charity partner.