Charity paddle

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.


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"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.

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"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

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