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Stigwood completes charity row

20 August 2012

Season-ticket holder's marathon

Latics' season-ticket holder John Stigwood has successfully completed a 50-mile charity row, an unusual way of celebrating his imminent 50th birthday. 

The grandfather from Sholver, who took to the waves indoors on a machine at Rhino's Gym, took 6hrs 45min to reach his target distance. 

HGV lorry driver John, better known to Latics' fans as 'Stiggy,' had been in hard training and estimated the row would take over seven hours to complete. 

And the money raised from the charity challenge will be donated to two worthy causes - Dr Kershaw's Hospice and for victims of the gas explosion in Shaw. 

John is no stranger to such charity challenges and previously has rowed the the 22 miles of the English Channel on a machine and also twice burned off 5,000 calories on a cross trainer. 

Anybody wishing to sponsor John can do so at There are also sponsorship forms at Rhino's, Fitz Hairdressers, John Michael Hairdressers and the Ashton Arms and he will also have forms with him at tomorrow night's match against Walsall. 

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