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Alec Wright

Canoeing the Leeds Liverpool Canal

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am Alec and James is my son. We are builders working for Paul Smith & Co of Rochdale, we live in Littleborough. Just now we are building a new youth wing for Baildon Methodist Church. It's called The Fold. It's the tightest I have ever built; PassivHaus standard. We are proud to be building something for future generations to use, and it will cost them almost nowt to run. The Church has raised £900,000 so far out of a cost of £1.1m. So we are aiming to canoe the length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal non-stop in about 30 hours over the weekend of 25th and 26th May. It is 126 miles. We are doing it East to West because that's downhill. We'll be back at work on 27th however much our arms ache. So, come on, do your bit, every little helps, but give as much as you can, at least until your credit card aches as much as my arms will![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

25 May 2019


Jun 17, 2019


Really impressed with how far you got. Tough trip, well done Thanks so much for fund raising for Baildon and all your great building work too.

May 24, 2019


Wishing you good luck and thank you for doing this

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019

Peter and Rosemary Jackson Baildon

Thanks so much Alec and James you are stars!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019


Good Luck !

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

Sheila ashtonf

Hope the weather improves, good luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

Chris and Harry

We really appreciate your efforts on both the building of our pre school and youth facilities and the wonderful challenge of rowing all that way!


May 9, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

Julia Nixon

Good luck Alec and James - you both have big hearts for a great cause.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 8, 2019

Sue Cook

Marvellous! Thank you and hope it goes well.


May 8, 2019

Caroline and Roger

Thank you so much for doing this! Canoeing champions!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid