During the recent half term holiday, Pershore High School student, Ellis Morris (13) from Pershore completed the rowing challenge of 126 miles, the distance of Portsmouth to Normandy beaches, for the charity Return to Normandy.
Ellis said: “It took me just under 19 hours split over 10 days, rowing for an hour, twice a day. It was a lot harder than I expected and I really struggled at times, but with a lot of support we have managed to raise £1,811 which is amazing. I would like to thank Mr Corbett and the school for their continued support and Hughes & Co, Printers for posters, Custom Graphix for t-shirt printing and Pershore Leisure Centre for their support with training.”
The charity, Return to Normandy, celebrated D-Day in Normandy with various services and events. They attended a celebration at Arromanche and services at Bayeux Cathedral.
A big moment for them was visiting Sword beach with the original flag that was placed there upon its liberation 73 years ago.