As I am staying in Dubai over the summer I thought I would set myself a hardcore fitness challenge and raise some money for charity at the same time.

I'm attempting to row 500km on a Concept 2 rowing machine at my local gym. Just to put this in perspective - that's the same as 11.8 marathons, or the distance from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah... AND BACK AGAIN!

This will be broken down into approximately 20 x 25km sessions (maximum of 40 hours) and I am aiming to complete this by the end of Ramadan (7th August). 

I'm aiming to get as many people as possible to sponsor me AED 1/- per kilometer (or as much as they can spare!) and all the money will be going to Cancer Research UK, since I recently and very tragically lost my father-in-law, Hassib to cancer.

In addition, I would like to raise awareness and support for the establishment of a much-needed bone marrow registry in the UAE.  

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 18

Great initiative! Well done

Donation by Anjana on 03/09/13


Well Done Steve

Donation by Bruce Gavin on 15/08/13


Well done Steve :)

Donation by John McKellar on 13/08/13


Good luck.

Donation by ARIA Capital Management on 11/08/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Always happy to support a good cause. Good luck!

Donation by Keren Bobker on 07/08/13


Good going, Stephen! All the best :)

Donation by Anita Govind Bhatia on 06/08/13


Thanks for doing this. Best of luck

Donation by Ash on 04/08/13

What a good cause...good luck Steve xx

Donation by Amy and Sean on 02/08/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Steve. It will generate a thirst no doubt! Jobo

Donation by Graham Jobson on 30/07/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

best of luck Steve!

Donation by Andy Mitchell on 30/07/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Awesome initiative, go Steve!

Donation by Robert S. on 30/07/13


Donation by Matt Tailford on 30/07/13


Best wishes Steve

Donation by Alan Deery on 25/07/13

That's quite a challenge you've set yourself!! Good luck dude

Donation by Ricky Gilchrist on 16/07/13

Very noble indeed Steve, best of luck!

Donation by Aron Sharman on 15/07/13

Donation by Jadran Redjepagikj on 14/07/13


Good on you... It's a big task! We paddled the Hawkesbury Classic (111km overnight) but I don't think I could get my head (or body) around doing 500km!

Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/13


Go Steve go ;)

Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/13


Donation summary

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  • Offline donationsد.إ.‏ 0.00
  • Text donationsد.إ.‏ 0.00
  • Total raisedد.إ.‏ 2,857.90
  • Gift Aidد.إ.‏ 328.79

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