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Ben’s marathon row for Motor Neurone Disease charity in honour of Dad
Thursday 19th April 2018 @ 13:04 by Tom Greggan
News Stalybridge Tameside

Ben with his son, Xavier, and dad, Dale.

A personal trainer at a Stalybridge gym took on a marathon effort to raise hundreds of pounds for charity last week.

Ben Moorhouse rowed 26 miles, or 42,195m, on a rowing machine at the gym, to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Ben’s father, Dale, suffers from a strain of the neurodegenerative disorder, and Ben set out to raise £500 for the charity.

“I’m did this challenge because MND is something we as a family have had first-hand experience of,” he said. “Day in day out my Dad is tested and challenged with a new symptom or chronic pain.

“I wanted to push myself to do something that tests and challenges me both mentally physically to raise money for this great charity, so that they can continue to find a cure for this disease that affects so many people.”

Backed by friends, family and colleagues, Ben smashed his target and has raised more than £600, after completing the challenge in three hours and eight minutes.

You can support Ben and donate to the Motor Neurone Disease by visiting