Rowing to Help charity event at Browns

By Advertiser, in Algarve · 05-07-2018 15:12:00 · 0 Comments
Rowing to Help charity event at Browns

Last Saturday 30 June, one man accomplished a personal goal that would change the lives of many.

‘Rowing to Help’ was Rogério Machado’s initiative to prove that one man truly can make a difference. The challenge was to complete a Fixed Rowing Marathon (42.195 kms) without stopping under 3.5hours and the goal was to raise funds for the new headquarters of the Humanitarian Association of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s (AHDAP), located in Quarteira, Algarve.
It was held at Brown Sports and Leisure Club in Vilamoura, where a stage was set up with three rowing machines, the centre one for Rogério and the other two for supporters who wanted to join him along the way. This included fellow Browns Health Club members, Browns’ Director of Operations, Trevor Williams and Jon Callard, who is a coach at the RFU National Academy and former rugby player for Bath Rugby and England RFU.
The President of Quarteira Council, Mr Thelmo Pinto attended the event as well as the Vice President of the Câmara de Loulé, Pedro Pimpão, who along with the AHDAP’s president Adelino Rocha, presented Rógerio with a trophy upon completing the marathon.
Rógerio Machado completed the 42.195 km in 3hours and 21minutes and €9,300 was handed over to the Association on the day with pending transfers still on their way.

‘Rowing to Help’ only started on 8 May 2018, a short amount of time to make such a change in people’s lives. Rogério truly is a testament that one man can make a difference.
If you too want to help, contact “Remar para Ajudar” (“Rowing to help”) or make a contribution to the following bank account:
IBAN: PT50 0035 0399 0006 7918 5304
Title Account Holder: Humanitarian Association of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease (AHDPA)
Description of Transfer: ‘Rowing to Help’. Send proof of transfer to: Alzheimer.
With proof of the transfer and your NIF (Fiscal number) we will send a receipt, the amount of which can be deducted in your IRS.


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