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BBC paddle to glory in Children In Need fundraiser

November 24th 2016, 0 Comments, Published by Jason Allen

A BBC radio presenter and his team of canoeing scallywags ascended the Grand Union Canal in the name of charity last month.

Collins Canoes the Canals saw Three Counties presenter Andy Collins canoe his way 80 miles up the canal from Denham to Wolverton in aid of Children In Need.

Embarking on November 14, the team couldn’t make Apsley Marina before nightfall so stopped off at Kings Langley for a well-earned rest. As Andy conceded, it was a tough start. He said: “The enormity of our challenge hit me like being slapped in the face with a cold kipper.”

At one point the team were lost behind a forest of reeds, but Three Counties tweeted: “The #CiNCanoe support team have lost Andy Collins and co behind the reeds! Their waffling is loud and clear though, so we know they’re ok.”

Overcoming rain, capsizes and a lack of stamina, Andy and the team succeeded and made it to Wolverton on November 18.

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