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Basingstoke Canal Challenge – The Results

The Basingstoke Canal challenge is to paddle 2, 6 or 8 miles in a canoe or kayak on the Basingstoke canal. In addition to this, there is the opportunity to gain sponsors in order to provide funds for our chosen charity Accessible Boating, and since 1998 we have raised a total of £10,026.41.

 

Last year we raised a total of £860.59, and the Accessible Boating trophy was won by Cub Scout Alfie from the 3rd Bramshill Scouts, who raised a magnificent total of £178.50.

Accessible boating is a Charity, which provides boating opportunities for people with access difficulties.
They operate 2 boats for self steer hiring. Dawn is also available with a skipper, Madam Butterfly is self-steer only, and both craft have been especially designed to provide facilities for disabled passengers.
Dawn is a day boat offering covered accommodation for up to 6 wheelchairs and their carers. Central heating for those cooler days, a beverage heating stove, electro – hydraulic lift to carry passengers from deck to saloon and a flushing toilet.

Madam Butterfly is a holiday boat having berths for up to 7 persons. Comfortable accommodation is provided with a full sized hospital type bed for a severely handicapped person and many special features to assist the party for an enjoyable holiday. Accessible Boating website

Please see the below downloads for the results and write up on the day.

Next year’s canal challenge is on Sunday 27th September 2015.


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