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The Windermere Double Challenge NHS Team raise a total of £4,620 for children in Cumbria

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The Windermere Double Challenge NHS Team raise a total of £4,620 for children in Cumbria

Posted on Tuesday 15th November 2016
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NHS staff from across Cumbria have now raised a total of £4,620 for the Brathay Trust, by rowing and paddling Windermere earlier this year.

The 24-strong team set the record for the Windermere Double Challenge in September and handed across their cheque to Scott Umpleby, Head of Fundraising, from the Brathay Trust.

Harry Harrison, Commissioning Manager for Children and Families for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) organised the challenge and presented the cheque to the Brathay Trust last week. He said:

“I think we completely surpassed our expectations with the final total and we were thrilled to present our cheque to the Brathay Trust. The Trust do amazing work to support the social and personal development of young people, helping them to make positive choices to improve their life chances.

“I think that everyone has just about recovered now from that day in September. The enthusiasm and motivation that was present during the event was excellent and I know everybody was very 'chuffed' with themselves after all their exertions. Everyone was amazing and I know they are over the moon that we managed to raise this much for the Brathay Trust.”

This was the first time the Brathay Trust ran the Windermere Double Challenge with four teams of six rowing the 10.5 mile length of the lake in whaling boats, before two teams of 12 paddled back in voyager boats.

The 21 mile challenge was completed in six hours and 17 minutes.

Mr Harrison said: “We had NHS staff from all over Cumbria taking part. It was hard work, but there was plenty of laughing and some singing going on. I think people were happy to take part because of the great work Brathay does for young people here in Cumbria helping them to reach their potential.”

(Pictured: Harry Harrison from NHS Cumbria CCG presenting the cheque to Scott Umpleby from the Brathay Trust)

Posted on Tuesday 15th November 2016

 

 
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