Adventurer Steve Harpin recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Wellington about his attempt to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic. In November/December last year Steve and six team-mates tested their minds and body to the limit, braving huge seas and horrendous weather during their epic 37 day journey from Tenerife to Barbados.
Steve used the adventure to raise money for the Bickerstaff Endoscopy Unit at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital. His trainer, Jim Mostyn, explained to club members how he had survived bowel cancer after tests at the Unit two years ago.
Following the very successful Rotary Club of Wellington’s 2015 Sportsman’s Night, with guest speakers ex-Manchester United and England footballer Lee Sharpe and comedian Tony Jo, a cheque for £2500 was presented to Mr Jeff Bateman, the Consultant in Charge of the Unit. In thanking the Club he emphasised the importance of the screening system in the early diagnoses and successful treatment of this type of cancer.
Shown in the photo left: Mr Jeff Bateman, Consultant at the Bickerstaff Unit and President Venn Davies of the Rotary Club of Wellington. Shown in photo right: President Venn, Jim Mostyn, Steve Harpin & Rtn Jim Tranter.