Record breaking Yorkshire Rows join charity night tour of Leeds culture spots

SUCCESS: The Yorkshire Rows team Frances Davies, Helen Butters, Janette Benaddi and Niki Doeg.
SUCCESS: The Yorkshire Rows team Frances Davies, Helen Butters, Janette Benaddi and Niki Doeg.
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Two record-breaking mothers who were part of the team who became the oldest women to row across an ocean will join in a sponsored night time walk around Leeds’s historic hotspots.

Helen Butters and Janette Benaddi from the Yorkshire Rows, who finished their epic 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic in February for Maggie’s, have signed up to take part in the charity’s Yorkshire Culture Crawl on Friday.

The cancer charity’s 10K is its biggest event of the year and takes in the Parkinson Building, Leeds Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church, The Tetley and First Direct Arena.

Online registrations for the event close tomorrow, but people can also turn up on the day and sign up for £25.

Yorkshire Rows’ Janette said: “After rowing the ocean and helping to raise funds for Maggie’s, we wish to continue to support Maggie’s in any way we can and are delighted and excited to be taking part in the Culture Crawl. We are looking forward to being part of what will be a wonderful event.”

The charity, which offers practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer, is also looking for volunteers to marshal at the event between 4.45pm and 1am.

The night walk will start at the Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane at 6.30pm. People are encouraged to raise at least £80 in sponsorship.

The YEP launched its A Million for Maggie’s campaign in April to generate the vital funds needed to make dreams of a groundbreaking cancer support centre at Leeds St James’s Hospital a reality.

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