All hands on deck for rowing mums

Staff from Optical Express show their support to the Yorkshire Rows.
Staff from Optical Express show their support to the Yorkshire Rows.
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Staff from Optical Express in Leeds have been raising awareness in the city centre for four Yorkshire mums who are set to row the Atlantic unaided.

Known as the Yorkshire Rows, Helen Butters, Janette Benaddi, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies will leave behind their families before Christmas.

They will row 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean, to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Care and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Helen said: “All of us have lost someone to cancer. We’re raising money for charities that make a real difference to the lives of cancer sufferers and their families.”

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