King's students row 24 hours for charity

Memebrs of the KCBC

Members of King's College Boat Club (KCBC) rowed for 24 hours last weekend to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

The rowers used three ergs (rowing machines) outside the front of the College and did shifts of an hour each, some doing more than one shift in the 24 hours. They started at noon on Saturday and went through the night until noon on Sunday.

Their target distance was 800,000m, which they exceeded with two hours to spare. The final distance rowed was 889,405m.

The ergathon was organised by the KCBC men's captain, Lachlan Jardine. He said: "Some members of the club have family members or friends who are affected by dementia and we wanted to do something to support research into the condition.

"More and more people are being affected by this horrendous condition so it's vital that there are the funds in place for further research to take place."

Please consider donating online at You can see more photos of the event on the KCBC Facebook page.

10 March 2015