After months of planning, training and fundraising, last week our long awaited ‘Three Day Canoe Trek’ took place and was a brilliant success!
Our team of canoeists came from all over the UK and included parents, friends of NCW, local businesses, bankers and Worcester City Women FC.
Over three days they covered over 80 miles on the river. Starting at Melverly they passed through the beautiful towns of Shrewsbury, Iron Bridge and Bridgenorth before finishing in Worcester on Sunday.
This was no ordinary challenge and physically it was very tiring on our team. The lack of recent rain meant that there was very little flow on the river and the team hard to paddle extra hard. They navigated rapids, locks and even has to carry the boats through parts of the river due to low river levels.
After day 1 and 2 on the river they headed back to the camp site at Bridgnorth Rugby Club and enjoyed a hot shower, clean clothes and hot food.
They finished in Worcester at the Rowing Club to the sound of cheers of people waiting for them. A glass of prosecco to celebrate was enjoyed by all.
Morale amongst the team was fantastic and the event was enjoyed by all.
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Special thanks to everyone involved and anyone that has donated and supported us. Extra special thanks to our canoeists, the wonderful river guides – James Lambert, Jack, Debbie and Kevin and to Canivore Foods for supplying the meat for the BBQ.