The Windermere Double Challenge NHS Team Raise more than £3,000 for Children in Cumbria

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The Windermere Double Challenge NHS Team Raise more than £3,000 for Children in Cumbria

Posted on Monday 19th September 2016
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NHS staff from across Cumbria have raised more than £3,000 for the Brathay Trust, by rowing and paddling Windermere.

The 24-strong team set the record for the Windermere Double Challenge on Sunday with more money to come in.

Harry Harrison, Commissioning Manager for Children and Families for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) arranged the challenge. He said: “I hope that everyone is feeling well and very ’chuffed’ with themselves after our exertions. Everyone was amazing.  The enthusiasm and motivation that was present during the day was excellent, and we were really lucky with the weather.  We all kept each other going, made new friends, got sore bottoms and had sore hands.”

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.”

The money will be used to support the work of the Brathay Trust helping the social and personal development of young people, raising aspiration and supporting them to make positive choices to improve their life chances.

The total currently stands at £3,000 with more money to come in.


Notes to editors

For more information about the Brathay Trust: http://www.brathay.org.uk/cyp|

To make a donation:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doublewindermerechallenge?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20160725_70371|

Posted on Monday 19th September 2016

 

 
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