Dave completes record-breaking row

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

TEARS of joy ran down the face of Dave Holby as he finished his row-around-the-world charity challenge.

The 29-year-old, of Rainham Close, Kempshott, was cheered on by hundreds of supporters as he pulled the final strokes on his rowing machine in The Malls shopping centre.

His 40,075km-challenge to row around the world on a static rowing machine took two years and seven months, raising more than £17,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

In an emotional thank-you speech, he dedicated his row to Finley Brown, a five-year-old boy who lost his mum Kelly Brown to the disease on Boxing Day last year.

For pictures and reaction to Dave’s record-breaking row, see The Gazette on Thursday.

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9:31pm Sat 18 Dec 10

alan partridge says...

Aha!

MBE / OBE ? - well done Dave!

You deserve at least one of these.
Aha! MBE / OBE ? - well done Dave! You deserve at least one of these. alan partridge
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7:02pm Tue 21 Dec 10

wendylou68 says...

Well done, we are going to miss seeing you around the town.
Well done, we are going to miss seeing you around the town. wendylou68
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