St. George’s Boat Club begins 1.5 million metre challenge

St. George’s Hospital Boat Club has launched a 1.5 million metre challenge to raise money for the St. George’s Hospital Charity, based in Tooting.

The Boat Club is challenging its members to run, ride, row, or walk 1,500,000m collectively in support of the hospital charity. The club is collecting donations on the “George’s for George’s” JustGiving page, whilst participants are invited to track progress on the Boat Club’s website.

The campaign begins on Sunday April 19.


Oliver Ryan from the Boat Club explained: “Normally, every year, we do a 24 hour row on rowing machines in the hospital along to raise money; however, coronavirus put a stop to it this year.

“So, we have decided to do the 7-day 1.5 million metre challenge to raise £3000. We chose 1.5 million metres as 1 metre will represent one front-line worker. This seems rather apt as many of our current students and alumni – doctors, paramedics, physiotherapists, biomedical scientists, to name but a few – are currently on coronavirus front-lines.

“Your donations will go to St George’s Hospital Charity, and will be used to buy medical equipment and supplies, as well as provide staff with accommodation, mental health support, and welfare initiatives – not just now, but in the weeks and months to come. Any donation you can give will be incredibly appreciated and make a real difference!”

“George’s for George’s” aims to raise £3000 for the St. George’s Hospital Charity. Source: @SGHBC / Twitter, used with permission.

Image Credit: St. George’s Hospital Charity / Twitter.


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