Hulks make an incredible splash

By Robyn Rosen, September 10, 2009
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Jolly green giants: Dan Shooter (centre) with friends and rowing partners  Alec Parkinson and Anthony Flaum

Jolly green giants: Dan Shooter (centre) with friends and rowing partners Alec Parkinson and Anthony Flaum

An investment banker made a splash at the weekend by going out in green body paint and ripped clothes to row 22 miles for charity dressed as the Incredible Hulk.

Dan Shooter, 30, steered his team to a respectable showing in the Great River Race from London Docklands to Ham in Richmond, finishing in two hours 42 minutes.

Mr Shooter, who had rowed only once before, was joined by former Watford Grammar School pals Anthony Flaum and Alec Parkinson and eight friends from his Nottingham University days.

“It went really well,” the Edgware resident said. “We had plenty of laughs. There were thousands of people supporting and cheering us.”

His team was fundraising for Charlotte Louch, a Barnet 11-year-old with cerebral palsy, who needs an operation in the US which could help her to walk.

Mr Shooter’s late sister also had cerebral palsy and he was moved to support Charlotte after reading about her plight in a newspaper.

The Stanmore Synagogue member is already thinking about future fund-raising for Charlotte. “We’d like to do the race next year and might even dress up in Borat mankinis.”

    Last updated: 3:16pm, October 9 2009