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Maldon man in birthday fitness challenge to help injured teen
5:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014 in Local News
A 17st man will be rowing a marathon on his 60th birthday as part of a fundraising drive for a brain-damaged teenager.
Former carer Robert Bridges, of Beeleigh Road, Maldon, will spend hours on a rowing machine on March 6 for the Sam Richards Recovery Group.
He is also asking for donations to the cause instead of birthday presents.
Sam’s mum Teresa Mecoy, from Maldon, is hoping to raise £14,000 for a communication aid for the 18-year-old, who was injured in a playground accident in September 2012.