Hundreds raised for children's charity with canoe paddle day
PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 June 2019
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A canoe club helped several families to enjoy paddling on Clevedon's Marine Lake for the first time.
Clevedon Canoe Club hosted a paddle for children and their families from Springboard Opportunity Group in tandem canoes.
Each child received a certificate for their achievement of paddling around the lake, including Springboard's Jo Kingscott.
Jo said: "It was a wonderful day and being able to give our families the opportunity to 'have-a-go' on the lake was hugely appreciated.
"The amount raised from the day is fantastic and will make a huge contribution to our fundraising total."
The club has collected £1,309 for Springboard.
Their sponsored have-a-go paddling on Clevedon Marine Lake saw 97 people take part and complete 490 laps, around 245km which is equal to paddling from Clevedon to Newquay.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/clevedon-canoe