Ex-Leeds United striker prepares to tackle tough challenge

Rob Hulse.
Rob Hulse.
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FORMER Leeds United striker Rob Hulse has signed up to a bid to raise funds for charity by rowing the English Channel.

Hulse joins a host of familiar Elland Road faces on a team that will tackle the endurance challenge this summer.

Also on board are United managing director David Haigh, goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown and physio Harvey Sharman.

Francesa MacDuff-Varley, a Leeds-based star of TV’s The Apprentice, is another member of the team.

They will all be attempting to row the Channel in both directions on June 8.

Money raised is going to the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund.

It works to heighten awareness of the skin cancer melanoma and also supports research into the disease. The charity is a cause close to the hearts of United’s staff, as melanoma claimed the life of club physio Bruce Craven at the age of just 32 in 2005.

To get behind the Leeds team’s fundraising, visit: www.justgiving.com/LUFC-Channelrowing

Hulse, who recently called time on his playing career, was at United between 2005 and 2006, scoring 20 goals in 59 appearances.

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