Catterick psychologist takes on daily 50km rowing challenge ahead of 50th birthday

Sean Riley.

A Catterick Garrison pshycologist has set himself the challenge of rowing 50km a day for 50 days  ahead of his 50th birthday.

Sean Riley is taking on the challenge to raise money for the North Yorkshire-based Camphill Village Trust.

He said: “I am a work and organisational psychologist, passionate about helping individuals and organisations to negotiate the speed bumps of life and avoid the road blocks.

“Recently I have become much more involved and interested in the subject of neurodiversity, how this affects individuals and, equally how this can affect families and carers.

“Founded in 1955, Botton was the first Camphill centre to offer opportunities to adults with learning disabilities and other special needs.

“The work carried out and the support of the staff is phenomenal, not to forget the support of families, but I feel that more needs to be done to raise awareness of this commitment and hopefully raise funds to increase this vital support.”

Sean started on the challenge at the beginning of the month.

He said: “I will be rowing for 50,000 metres on a Concept Two indoor rower for 50 consecutive days, ending on my 50th birthday.

“This will significantly test my endurance and resilience but spare a thought for those with learning disabilities and their families and the ongoing endurance and resilience that they demonstrate day after day.

“I’m passionate about helping so please support me on this challenge in anyway that you feel appropriate.” 

To support Sean’s challenge click here.