Olympic gold medal winning rower Sophie Hosking visited Northampton yesterday for the launch of a fund-raising campaign for Sports Relief.
Ms Hosking met staff at Nationwide in Moulton Park for the launch of their ‘Around the World in 80 Ways’ initiative which aims to raise £150,000 between October 14 2013 and March 21 2014.
The campaign launched with 24 hours of rowing across Nationwide admin centre with each member of staff rowing for 15 minutes.
Ms Hosking set the distance for the staff to beat.
Over the next four months the money will be raised by staff completing a sponsored mile.