OLYMPIC rower Victoria Thornley has called on residents to get active to help fund life-saving research.

The silver medallist made an appearance at Rivermead Leisure Centre, as part of a scheme between Cancer Research UK and British Rowing.

She is an ambassador for The Great Row 2019, which encourages groups and individuals to donate towards the good cause.

Thornley said: “I am a huge supporter of this campaign; not only because I love the sport, but also because the cause means a lot to me.

"I will be taking part in this challenge and you can follow my journey and get training tips and advice via my website and my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"I hope you will join me in taking part in this incredible challenge and raising lots of money for this great cause. Together we will beat cancer.”

Visit: britishrowing.org/2019 for more information.