PureGym Denton Rows for Rainbow Trust
Monday 5th October 2015 @ 13:26 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News

The Denton branch of PureGym has raised money for charity by holding a 12-hour row-a-thon.

The gym raised £100 for the Rainbow Trust- a charity based on Windmill Lane, Denton, which supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

The staff and gym members rowed collectively from 10am-10pm. The aim was to row 104km- a nod to the fact that Denton is PureGym’s 104th branch.

Assistant Gym Manager Cara Prevett was behind the idea and she explained why the gym wanted to help the Rainbow Trust, saying: “They are a local charity and offer a great deal of support to families of terminally ill children.”

She said the event went well, adding: “We’ve had loads of members come in and take part.

“Every little helps so they’re jumping on and giving it everything we’ve got. We’ve also had people donating all their change so it’s a really good buzz, a really good atmosphere.”

Seventy-five people took part throughout the day and together they rowed 107km- smashing the target.

One member, Miriam, who rowed 1,516m said: “I just saw it when I came in and it’s always good to help out. The Rainbow Trust is a great cause.”