Independent builders merchant Inter-Line SW is raising money for the Torbay Lifeboat Station with a kayacking challenge.
Last year, a team from the builders merchant embarked on a 20 mile kayak from Totnes and some 7 hours later (and approx. 15,000 strokes!) arrived at the Torbay Lifeboat Station in Brixham, having raised over £5,000.
This year, financial director Neil Robinson says they are making the challenge a little bit harder, when they embark on it on Saturday (August 10).
“It’s the same distance but 15 miles of the challenge will be at sea. This time around the river section, on the Teign, will be only 5 miles which leaves 15, more difficult, miles at sea (it was only 10 at sea last year). We will set off around 07.30 and hope to arrive some time before 18.00, some 15,000+ strokes later.
The team will start its 20 mile paddle from Newton Racecourse down the Teign and across Torbay, following the coast to Brixham.
“As last year we will be supporting a fantastic charity, the RNLI, that play such an important role in our maritime nation in saving lives at sea.”
The company has set up an online donation page, here