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Harlow team are “Chasing The Sun” to raise money for CanalAbility

24 Jun Harlow team are “Chasing The Sun” to raise money for CanalAbility

by Dan Bryans

Making the most of their Saturday night a group of local volunteers from Harlow and surrounding areas will be “Chasing The Sun” in aide of local charity CanalAbility.

CanalAbility provides the facilities for people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy boating on the river on specially adapted canal boats.

The group of volunteers led by Jonathan Robbins will include Sandra Robbins, Matt Leworthy, Ian Ramsey, Peter Whymark, Fiona Gehring, Lizi Danby, Kate Pink, Lucy Skelton, Hayley Jones, Jo Montague, Louise Brookes and Marie Cross to name but a few!

The team will start Jon’s challenge from the head of the river Stort at Bishops Stortford to its end near Dobbs Weir, an approx distance of 24 kilometres!

Paralympian Anne Strike a patron of the charity told us “Harlow Canal Boat project is a very unique initiative that gives opportunity to everyone to enjoy the serenity of being on water. 

“As a Patron, am very excited for how inclusive it is, leaving no one behind. Everyone taking part in this walk demonstrates the dedication that volunteers have in supporting this project.”

The Group will set off on foot at sundown shortly after 10pm and they plan to get to Dobbs Wier before sunrise at 4am. 

Jonathan Ribbons speaking on the event said “I have witnessed first hand the difference this organisation can make to its users, and has also changed my view on things, by putting day to day life into perspective”