Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke Rowathon raises £200 for Comic Relief

On Wednesday 22nd March staff and service users at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke raised over £200 for Comic Relief by participating in a mass Rowathon.

The eight-hour event was organised by Carl and Sally from the hospital’s Active Life team. The rowing machine was continuously in action over the eight hours, with nine teams participating. These consisted of mixed groups of service users and staff from all the different wards and work groups. There was an amazing level of engagement and enthusiasm from all the teams and in total a distance of 80,563 metres (50 miles) was rowed.

The two member active life team rowed for 45 minutes and managed to achieve the highest distance of the day, 10,247 metres! However, they chose to opt out of the competition. Prizes were awarded to the team that had the highest service user participation; this went to Knightsone Ward with eight service users and six staff taking part.

“I didn’t think I could row but ended up doing 3 minutes.”Service user

Milton Ward won the prize for the ward team longest distance rowed with 8,902 metres. The overall team achieving the longest distance went to admin and management with 9,515 metres in 45 minutes. Well done to everyone who took part.

“It was a brilliant day, there was a real feeling of togetherness.”Service user

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