The first fund-raiser for four lads trying to row unassisted around the UK got off to a great start on Saturday evening.
The event, in aid of Boulmer Lifeboat House, brought in £1,102 for the guys to try to beat the world record and do the row in under 26 days.
Alnwick lad Wim Stevenson will form a team of four, with his friends, to row around the country next year after their start date was pushed back a year.
The primary charity is called the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, which was set up after Wim’s friend Natalie died of a brain haemorrhage in 2012.
The are also sponsoring the Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Service.
The target is to raise £75,000 and in a bid to raise as much cash as possible, the team have been reaching out to corporate sponsors for the chance to have their name plastered across the boat.
To get involved or to sponsor them, head to www.roughreadyrow.co.uk