Optician rows 42,000 metres for children's charity

17 April, 2014
Alun McDermott rowed 42,000 metres for Ty Hafan

Alun McDermott, who works at Specsavers in Bridgend, has helped to raise more than £3,000 for children’s charity, Ty Hafan, by rowing 42,000 metres at his local gym.

One million metres

34-year-old Alun joined a group of 30 amateur rowers to row more than one million metres to raise funds for the charity.

Alun said: ‘It was a great experience to be part of a team all pushing to hit that one million metre target for such an important cause. Ty Hafan is a charity that I am always keen to support, so when the opportunity came about to get involved in the fundraiser I jumped at the chance.’

Impressive achievement

Carly Jenkins, Alun’s manager at the Specsavers store on Adare Street, said: ‘It’s always encouraging to see members of staff tackle new challenges and this is a particularly impressive achievement, not just because of the distance Alun was able to cover, but also because of the amount of funds raised in such a short space of time.’

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