Asda Enniskillen, in conjunction with Enniskillen Royal Boat Club, hosted a charity rowathon for Children in Need, raising a total of £500.80 for the charity.

The fundraising event ran all day on Friday, November 19 from 10.30am to 5.30pm, with staff from Asda and members of the Boat Club taking it in turns to row on the rowing machines which were situated at the front of the Asda Enniskillen store.

Talking about the fundraiser, Asda Community Champion Simon Harron said: “Between Asda colleagues in the store here and Enniskillen Royal Boat Club, we raised £500.80 for Children in Need.

“The rowing club sponsored the rowing machines for the day and they came and helped then, so we had parents and some students who were rowing as well.

“Gaye Conway [from the Boat Club] was really helpful, she stayed most of the day and did a fair bit of rowing herself,” said Simon, noting that around 30 people took part during the day.

“It was good fun; it was busy and everyone enjoyed it,” he told this newspaper.

Children in Need is one of Asda’s charitable partners, and the store raises money for the charity every October.

The money from the rowathon was raised through donations from customers on the day.

“I would like to thank Gaye Conway for her great help on the day and to the Boat Club for lending us the rowing machines.

“We look forward to helping Enniskillen Royal Boat Club in the future,” said Simon.