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Adrian takes on endurance race for Thorpe Hall in memory of mum




Former Stamford resident, Adrian Pask who will canoe the Thames in memory of mum. EMN-150331-093705001
Former Stamford resident, Adrian Pask who will canoe the Thames in memory of mum. EMN-150331-093705001

Former Stamford resident, Adrian Pask is set to take on one of the toughest endurance races in the world to help raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of his mum.

Adrian, who now lives in London, will take on a non-stop 125 mile canoe race from Devizes to Westminster this weekend in memory of his mum Angela Richardson, who spent two weeks being cared for at Thorpe Hall in 2013.

Angela, who used to live in Waverley Gardens, Stamford and was a regular in the congregation at the town’s St George’s Church, sadly died from cancer in the autumn of 2013.

Adrian said: “Those two weeks were immensely hard but the staff have a poise and strength that allows a family to cope with a situation that you hope never to meet; and for helping mum to die with dignity and in peace I am eternally grateful to them.”

Both Adrian and his friend Johnny Harrison, have only given themselves 10 weeks to train for the race which will kick off at 7am tomorrow morning.

The pair have dedicated hours of mornings, evenings and weekends to train for the race which attracts competitors from around the world, which this year will involve over 347 boats.

Adrian said: “Johnny and I entered in January long on enthusiasm but short on skill with no canoe, kit or club. Our first paddle on the water lasted three seconds before we tipped in - during that session we found ourselves swimming in the river eight times. That was in February and it was very cold!”

Adrian and Johnny have already raised £2,300 in sponsorship and are hoping to have topped their £5,000 target by the time they cross the finish line at Westminster Bridge on Easter Sunday.

To find out more about their challenge or to make a donation towards their £5,000 target for Thorpe Hall please visit their Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/Adrian-Pask.



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