Clyde Christmas Paddle raises over £2,600 for RNLI in Scotland
30 kayakers from across the West of Scotland took part in the annual Christmas Paddle to raise over £2,600 for the RNLI in Scotland.
On Thursday 8 December, 30 paddlers took to the River Clyde in Glasgow to take part in the annual Christmas Paddle organised by John Paschke to raise money for the RNLI in Scotland.
The kayakers paddled east from the Transport museum into the city centre and back, a total distance of around 5km, in decorated kayaks to celebrate the festive season and raise money for charity.
John Paschke, Organiser of the Clyde Christmas Paddle, says: ‘We had a beautiful, still evening to take to the water for our Christmas paddle this year, all be it temperatures were sub zero and our boats were covered in ice as well as fairy lights and tinsel by the end! I am delighted with the total raised for the RNLI from the paddlers and their supporters. It surpasses previous charity totals raised by the paddle and goes to show how much sea kayakers value the outstanding service provided by the RNLI volunteers.’
To find out more, visit RNLI.org or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnsclydechristmaspaddle?utm_source=copyLink&utm_medium=fund...
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