Friends want your pounds for paddling
Five friends paddling 50 miles from Northampton to Leicester along the Grand Union Canal are expected to arrive at Foxton Locks this evening.
Neilroy Smith, 32, Mike Wye, 31, Pete Dowsing, 33, Ian Sharpe, 29, and Edward Holiday, 31, are raising money for two air ambulance services and Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of Mr Smith's father, who died last year.
Mr Smith, who lives in South Wigston, said: "My father, Greg 'Pops' Smith passed away last October and so we called the event The Pops Paddle Challenge in his honour."
The team are set to arrive at Foxton Locks tonight, and will travel to the Navigation pub in Kilby tomorrow.
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They will not be able to go through the locks, so will have to carry their kayaks down the flight of 10 locks.
They will then camp overnight at Foxton before heading off on the final leg.
They are raising money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, the Berks, Oxon and Bucks Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mr Smith said: "These charities are all close to our hearts."
Anyone who would like to support the fund-raisers can visit: