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The Windermere Double Challenge to raise money for children in Cumbria

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The Windermere Double Challenge to raise money for children in Cumbria

Posted on Thursday 8th September 2016
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A team from NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is embarking on the unique Windermere Double Challenge to raise money for the Brathay Trust.

The water-based challenge will take place on Sunday 18th September 2016 and will see the 24 member team complete a total of 21 miles.

It begins with a 10.5 mile route travelling from Brathay to Fellfoot in whaler boats. Teams continue the challenge after lunch in a 12 person voyager canoe completing the 10.5 miles return, back to Brathay.

The challenge is taking place to raise funds for the Brathay Trust for children in Cumbria, helping them to reach their potential through various opportunities in learning and development.

The Brathay Trust
recognises that everyone has the capacity to do extraordinary things that can inspire and bene­fit others. This drives their mission to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.

Visit www.brathay.org.uk| for further information on the trust.

Organiser and Commissioning Manager for Children and Families, at NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, Harry Harrison said:

“It’s going to be an excellent adventure for all involved and most importantly it’s all for such a fantastic cause. Money raised will enable children, young people and families to become inspired and help them to engage positively in their communities.

"I am really excited about taking part in such a unique challenge. We have a ‘crew’ of people who are extremely motivated by the event, who want to make a big difference to children in Cumbria.

“Some of the participants have never taken part in anything as physical as this before and no one has ever rowed and paddled this far before. Everyone is really challenging themselves to complete this event but I know they can do it. It’s going to be a great day.”

Dr Hugh Reeve, Interim Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, who is taking part in the challenge, said:

“I’m really looking forward to taking part in this great event along with the team. Everyone involved will be doing their absolute best to raise money for this excellent cause.

“I think that it’s going to be a tough 21 miles on the water but hopefully we’ll get some acceptable weather on the day.”

Posted on Thursday 8th September 2016

 

 
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