Christchurch rower Reece pulls in thousands for NHS

Christchurch Rowing Club member Reece Brewster during his sponsored 50km row.

BARTON teenager Reece Brewster has decided to give back to NHS hospitals in Christchurch and Bournemouth after fundraising for a 50km row.


Reece, who is a member of Christchurch Rowing Club, raised more than £2,300 for the cause after the demanding challenge. The indoor row was streamed on Instagram live where Reece crossed the finish line seven minutes before his four-hour target.

Reece told the A&T: “The 50km row seemed like an easy feat when I first planned to do it, the week before, but I soon realised it was going to be a lot harder and longer than I expected.

“Fortunately, I had the encouragement of people watching and the knowledge that I was raising for a good cause to keep me going. I finished the row with a handful of new blisters.”

Reece added that he was appreciative of all the donors’ generosity: “By the end of the challenge, with the support of my family, friends and even anonymous donators, we had raised over £2,300.

“The Go Fund Me page is still open, and I am extremely grateful for the donations that keep coming in, even after the actual event.”

To donate, visit for-bournemouth-and-christchurch-hospitals