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Canoe challenge raises charity cash

12 Mar 2009 - Emma

*Source: News & Star* *Thursday, 06 November 2008*
A WORKINGTON man has completed a 3 Lakes canoe challenge to raise £1,000 for Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital.   Lee Hardon, 38, of Clifton Court, and friends Alison Kitchen, 42, Robert Jobson, 40, and Gary Beatson, 25, raised the cash for the children’s ward.  The group decided to raise the money as a thank you after some of their children and relatives’ children were treated at the hospital.  The friends, who work as health physics surveyors for Nuvia at Sellafield, had never been in a canoe before but took part in the sponsored challenge on Ullswater, Coniston and Windermere.  The canoes were supplied by Distant Horizons outdoor adventure activity group from Leeming Farm, Penrith.

The 3 Lakes Challenge is a fantastic challenge event to get involved in whether to raise money for a good cause or as a chance to bring a group together to have a shared experience.  The challenge involves paddling England’s 3 longest lakes which all happen to be in the Lake District.  Distant Horizons run the 3 Lakes challenge as a fully guided event providing:

  • All technical equipment
  • Transportation throughout
  • Logistical support
  • Catering
  • Self-catering group accommodation on the Distant Horizons estate in Ullswater

We provide a training program in the run up to the 3 Lakes Challenge event and also and evening training session on Ullswater prior to the event day to allow participants to get used to the boats.  For more information on our 3 Lakes Challenge event click here to go to the challenge event web page or call us on: 017684 86465.

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Canoe challenge raises charity cash