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Messing about on the river raises thousands for charity

Messing about on the river raises thousands for charity

Lucy Elder

Messing about on the river raises thousands for charity

A day of messing about on the river has helped raise £2,700 for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service (ADCHS).

The cash has been donated by the Hurley Regatta committee after members chose Devine as the event's nominated charity for 2014.

More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed a day of fun and games at the regatta on August 16.

Highlights included the open novelty race and damsel in distress events.

The money raised was handed over on Monday.

The committee is also giving money to Windsor Lifeguards, Furze Platt Scout Group and Swan Lifeline.

Chairman Martin Fry said the hospice service was chosen as the principal charity in recognition of the 'tremendous work it is doing'.

He said: "This long-established community event continues to be popular with children and adults alike as well as raising much needed funding for a number of local charities."

He added they are 'indebted' to the many helpers and those who support the regatta by providing funding ahead of the event.

A total of £3,350 has been distributed among the charities from funds raised at the 42nd regatta.

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