A HINKLEY station director has raised £10,000 for a cancer charity by completing a 21-mile row.

Peter Evans, from Hinkley Point B near Bridgwater, challenged himself by rowing from Burnham-on-Sea to Combwich Boat Club.

Six members of the boat club joined him during the challenge last month.

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The team completed the challenge in just over three hours.

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“This was a real challenge," said Peter.

"I’m well used to doing hours on my own on a rowing machine being part of a crew was very different experience, but I got my head down, my hands blistered and we finished with a smile.

“I have to say a massive thank you to all the team at Combwich Boat Club. I really couldn’t have done this without them. Their knowledge of the local waters made them an indispensable source of advice and guidance and they were welcoming and extremely accommodating. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive team."

Both of Peter's parents passed away in August within three weeks of each other, and he dedicated this row to them.

“My parents died a few months ago but knew I was tackling this challenge," he added.

"I like to think they’d be pleased to know I’d done the row and more importantly raised cash for a cause they cared about.

“I’m delighted because I plan to retire later this year and wanted my final fundraiser to really push me and my fundraising capability. I think I’ve done just that.

"To raise this amount of money required a lot from me but equally a lot from each and every person who has taken the time, and spent money, to help me meet this total. Thanks to everyone."

You can still donate money to support Prostate Cancer UK, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com.

Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. The charity invests millions to find better treatments and tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save lives.

To find out more visit prostatecanceruk.org.