An Evening With John Haskell

A fundraising evening was held on Saturday 25th June at Porthcawl Rugby Club to support the Barcelona 2 Monaco cycling challenge for Prostate Cymru. Cardiff firefighter turned rower John Haskell enthralled those in attendance with the story of his own charity fundraising challenge and offered encouragement to the team who will be taking on the Barcelona 2 Monaco challenge in September.

John Haskell and fellow firefighter Jamie Windsor rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, finishing in Barbados after 45 days at sea. The duo faced a number of challenges during their epic journey including rough seas, extreme storms, rowing injuries, close encounters with larger shipping vessels and sea creatures such as sharks, dolphins and whales.

Following the inspiring and fascinating story, attendees were treated to a curry and watched Anthony Joshua defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against American boxer Dominic Breazeale on the club’s large screen.

In mid September a team of 54, including Prostate Cymru’s Andy Thomas and Ray Giles, will cycle from Barcelona to Monaco for Prostate Cymru. The cyclists will be riding in four countries (Spain, France, Monaco and Italy) as the route takes them across the French Riviera. If the 1200km ride wasn’t already difficult enough, the team have also decided to try and incorporate the challenging climbs of Mount Ventoux and Col de la Madone into their route!

Each rider hopes to raise at least £250 each for Prostate Cymru. You can sponsor the team on JustGiving via the following link: www.justgiving.com/teams/Barcelona2Monaco

 

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