AFTER a gruelling 100-mile kayak trip three men carrying paddles raised £3,000 for charity. Raising funds for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth, Tom Ivey of Abington Piggots, and brothers Julian and Joel Butt of Radwell, kayaked from Kingston-upon-T
AFTER a gruelling 100-mile kayak trip three men carrying paddles raised £3,000 for charity.
Raising funds for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth, Tom Ivey of Abington Piggots, and brothers Julian and Joel Butt of Radwell, kayaked from Kingston-upon-Thames to Oxford.
The challenge lasted eight days.
Tom said: "The first two days were very tiring and it was quite tough. However, we actually made good time so found the last couple of days fairly easy going.
You may also want to watch:
"But it was worth doing because we have raised a lot of money for a very deserving charity."
The trio decided to raise money for the Garden House Hospice after a friend had been in their care.
- 1 Flasher who attacked officers appears in court
- 2 Freedom Day: More than half of Herts residents welcome delay to lockdown easing
- 3 Have you seen missing parrot Charlie?
- 4 MBE is an incredible honour, says Lister nurse Lizzie
- 5 New bus and cycle shelters to help bring sustainable travel to town
- 6 Eight picture-perfect picnic spots across East Anglia
- 7 Hotel on Duxford IWM site given go-ahead after council re-vote
- 8 Motorhome and car involved in A505 crash
- 9 Community stalwart who led national effort to help navy veterans during pandemic receives BEM
- 10 Two lorry crash blocks part of A14 in Cambridgeshire
"It's a charity that is extremely close to our hearts," said Tom.
"We're definitely going to do something like this again, and we're looking at a number of locations, possibly somewhere in Scotland, or maybe across the Channel."
- To view their trip in pictures visit the website: www.justgiving.com/threeboats