Pirate paddlers wanted to help Sport Relief

Canoe2 is looking for pirate paddlers
Canoe2 is looking for pirate paddlers

A firm that hires canoes on the River Nene is offering to help people raise money for Sport Relief.

Canoe2 is looking for 32 pirate paddlers to help raise money for the charity.

On Friday, March 21, Canoe2 will be celebrating Sport Relief by sending 16 canoes on a 10-mile challenge along the beautiful River Nene, through East Northamptonshire.

They will provide the 16 two-person canoes, equipment and instruction free of charge for this challenge, and are supported by Kelroy Minibuses, making sure that nobody is left marooned.

All they ask is that the paddlers raise a minimum of £100 per canoe in sponsorship for Sport Relief.

Groups of friends, work colleagues and couples are all asked to jump on board. Your entry will be set up and managed online as part of the Pirate Paddlers team on the official Sport Relief website, so all your sponsors can quickly and easily donate direct to Sport Relief.

Director Ian Blackwell said: “A good pirate costume may well be necessary, but experience is not. If you’re a bit of a Jack Sparrow or Elizabeth Swann, that’s great, but Captain Pugwash is equally welcome, so give us a call and come join the fun”.

For more information call Canoe2 on 01604 832115 or email ian.blackwell@canoe2.co.uk