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Wolf Run helps young kayakers
2:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
FOUR fund-raisers from the Vale smiled through the mud after completing the 10k Wolf Run in support of the Children’s Kayaking Charitable Trust in Evesham.
With the motto ‘to start and finish as a team’, the four friends battled through lakes, obstacles and plenty of mud to complete one of the toughest wild running events in the UK in 1 hour and 43 minutes.
They were competing to raise money for the trust, a non-profit making organisation that aims to introduce children aged eight to 18 to the Olympic sport of kayaking, and the team believes they have made more than £500.
David Shortell, founder of the charity and one of the wolf runners, said: “Events like this organised by the charity’s volunteers are becoming increasingly more important to ensure we stay afloat, if you excuse the pun.
“I was fortunate to be running with three great runners. It was a lovely event and nice to do with your mates. It was probably one of the nicer things I have done for fund-raising.”
Aside from their latest challenge, the main obstacle for the charity is to raise enough money to fund the annual pool bill of £3,100.
The people behind the group are hoping local businesses may lend a hand. Anyone in a position to help should contact David Shortell on 07947 382886 or email@example.com Keen kayakers can also get involved. The pool sessions run on Saturdays from 5pm to 6.30pm in Rivers Leisure Centre, Evesham. Alternatively, visit tckct.info.
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