A BLACK Country man who will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean for charity raised more than £750 at a fundraising event in Brierley Hill.

Lee Felton is taking on the world’s toughest row, when he and three others attempt the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December.

The 30-year-old, a new member of Dudley Rowing Club, will start his challenge from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, finishing roughly six weeks later in Antigua.

However, the group – Square One Atlantic – which has no previous experience of rowing, is aiming to raise £80,000 for two charities, including human trafficking charity Sport For Freedom.

To help raise money, biology teacher Lee, who grew up in Kingswinford, hosted a fundraising evening at David Lloyd Leisure in Brierley Hill last Friday night.

He said: “We sold a lot of tickets and were able to raise £505 on the door, and an extra £250 from bucket collections throughout the night.

“I want to thank everyone who came and supported us.”

For more information about the challenge visit www.squareoneatlantic.com or donate to the group at www.justgiving.com/squareoneatlantic