Pulis: This is my toughest challenge yet
TONY Pulis has today issued the following message to Albion fans about the Tower To Tower Rowing Challenge.
The day after our last Premier League game of the season, I will be getting in a rowing boat and rowing from London to Paris to raise money for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.
The Tower To Tower Rowing Challenge is a 450 nautical mile row starting at London Bridge, rowing 17 hours down the Thames to Ramsgate, then a 36 hour channel crossing before entering the mouth of the River Seine for the 200 mile journey to Paris.
The challenge will take me and the rest of the team 6 days and 6 nights to complete, rowing for 2 hours on and 2 hour off, meaning that sleep, rest and recuperation is going to be a massive problem!
This is definitely the toughest challenge I’ve ever done but it’s for a cause that is very close to my heart. Over the years I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro and cycled non-stop from John O’Groats to Land’s End for the Hospice. The care and help they give to very ill children and their families is just amazing, and I will always do what I can to help them, no matter where I am in the world or what I’m doing.
Many children that use the Hospice require round-the-clock care and sleep can become a challenge for the parents and carers who look after them. On this row, I’m going to be getting almost no time to sleep and rest and it will be really difficult to function on no sleep. Then there’s the problem of sea sickness, rough seas, blisters, living in cramped quarters with a bunch of other people, aching muscles and a very sore bum – for 6 very, very long days and nights!
A lot of you have been very generous supporting my previous fundraising efforts for this great place and I hope that you’ll help me out again this year so the Hospice can keep helping these kids and their families.
You can make donations on my fundraising page www.virginmoneygiving.com/TonyPulisRowing
Please send cheques made out to “The Donna Louise Trust” to:
West Bromwich Albion Training Ground
430 Birmingham Road, Walsall WS5 3LQ.