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RBC Brewin Dolphin staff ‘take to the water’ to raise money for Nelson Trust

Staff at Marlborough-based wealth management firm RBC Brewin Dolphin ‘took to the water’ to raise money for drug and alcohol recovery charity The Nelson Trust.

The team decided to follow up last summer’s marathon cycle ride – where they collectively cycled 1,000 kilometres on an exercise bike in aid of the Doorway Project – with an office-based row down the Thames, from Kemble, near Cirencester, to the world’s longest pleasure pier at Southend.

Using a rowing machine donated by divisional director Simon Bird, the team reckoned on a leisurely pace of three minutes per 500 metres, seven hours a day for five days.

But with Covid and flu hitting the team’s health and numbers, there was a mad dash to the finish on day five – with colleagues dispatched to nearby gyms to get the metres in.

With three minutes to spare on day five the triumphant team reached their 346-kilometre target – exceeding their £1,000 fundraising target to finish at £2,300.

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