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Raising £6k for 150-mile canoe trip

Raising £6k for 150-mile canoe trip

Francis Batt

Raising £6k for 150-mile canoe trip

Cousins Richard Stabbins and Guy Wilkins have completed their 150 mile canoe trip on the Thames raising £6,000 towards beating polio.

They were inspired by Richard's parents - former Dedworth dentist Adrian Stabbins and his wife Veronica Stabbins, who have both visited India several times to vaccinate children against polio in the streets of Delhi.

Windsor man Richard, who lives with wife Sarah and daughter Charlotte, has already climbed Kilimanjaro, the four peaks and completed five London Marathons for various causes.

Keen cyclist Guy has participated in a number of charitable events over the past few years including the London to Brighton cycle ride.

Their five day canoe trip covering the distance between Cricklade and Westminster ended on Sunday - with a welcome stop off at Bath Island, Barry Avenue, Windsor on Saturday for a supporters' picnic.

Richard said: "We crossed the finishing line at Westminster bridge at exactly 4pm. So 150 miles in five days and a number of blisters later, we have exceeded our target of £5000 and hopefully will be nearer £6000."

Visit www.polioendsdownthethames.org to donate.

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