Lancaster University Boat Club has an annual tradition of preforming a grueling 24 Hour ERG in hopes to raise money for an important cause.
This year LUBC decided to put its efforts into raising money for an important charity MIND. Mind helps to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding in hopes that everyone experiencing a mental health problem will be able to get the support and respect they deserve.
Every year, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem which can come in many forms such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, etc. Mental health is a big part of student life. Studying will likely bring several changes to your life, most of which are hopefully enjoyable and interesting but can also be quite challenging for people with mental health issues.
LUBC plans to row 730.2km within 24 hours on two indoor rowing machines (ERGs). This distance links LUBC Boathouse to Mind Organisation in London via rivers throughout the UK. We hope to maintain a target split of 1:58.3 /500m to ensure we complete this task. We will start midday Tuesday 7th February in Alexander Square and row continuously in shifts through the night till midday the following day.
We encourage you to donate to such an important cause as it can help provide someone with a way forward along with give them hope and help them understand that they’re not alone.
You can donate to our cause on GoFundMe.com