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Charity Rowers Row for Africa

25th June 2010
Charity Rowers Row for Africa

Transatlantic rower Sean McGowan will join two of Inishowen's best known charity workers - whose ages total 153 years - in a sponsored 25-mile row this weekend in aid of Self Help Africa.

Albert Doherty (68) and Willie Harrigan (85) will be joined by rowers from clubs in Glenarm in Co. Antrim and Arklow. Also taking part will be Sean McGowan who last year rowed solo across the Atlantic in 188 days. 

The row from Prehen Boat Club in Derry to Moville will take place on Saturday 26th June with the "winner" the person with the most money raised on their sponsorship card, receiving a trophy in memory of the late Betty Nicell from Derry.

This will be the fifth time Albert and Willie will row the Foyle in aid of Self Help Africa and this year will see them undertake the trip in a boat personally restored by Albert.

To date Albert's fundraising has totalled approximately €28,000 - an achievement recognised last year by President Mary McAleese.

Anyone wishing to take part or make donations can do so by contacting Albert on 074 93 83360.

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