Rowing for cancer team to finish challenge this week

SPECSAVERS SUPPORT: Pink Ladies participated in fundraising efforts for Rowing for Cancer at the store.

SPECSAVERS in Torrevieja and Guardamar have been supporting Dave and Mitch Bull’s Rowing for Cancer Challenge by providing glasses and polo shirts for the team, fundraising in store and holding a homemade cake sale. 

The support given to the team by Sunshine FM, who broadcast live from the event, the Pink Ladies and all the local residents who donated, baked cakes and came along on the fundraising day in aid of the kayak challenge, has enabled Specsavers Opticas to raise €775.15 to date, and they are still collecting in store. 

Father and son team Dave and Mitch attempted to kayak the 52-kilometre journey from Murcia City to Guardamar to raise funds for the AECC cancer charity and awareness for Samaritans in Spain, of which Dave is a patron. 


After weeks of gruelling training, on the day of the challenge circumstances beyond their control meant they had a late start and despite their best efforts the pair were stopped at Algorfa by their health and safety team as night fell and it was too dangerous to continue. 

However, this is not the end of the challenge and they will be completing the remaining 18 kilometres from Algorfa to Guardamar this week.

Totals have yet to be calculated, but organisers estimate that around €2,500 has been raised so far for AECC and the fundraising is still continuing. If you wish to donate, Specsavers in Torrevieja and Guardamar are still collecting donations in store. To find out more about Dave and Mitch’s Rowing for Cancer challenge visit their Facebook page ‘Rowing for Cancer’.


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