Stand up to cancer paddle – LCC support at Albert Dock by James Duffy

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the ‘Stand Up To Cancer Canoe Paddle.’ A number of celebrities have been picking up their paddles to join an heroic team powering their way through waterways of the North West arriving in the Albert Dock on Friday 29th September to a rapturous crowd. They were followed by a team of twelve kayakers from Liverpool Canoe Club, coordinated by Julie Brookes, who followed them through the iconic docks of Liverpool to the finish arch at the Albert Dock where they were met by hundreds of friends and specators as well as TV cameras from Channel 4.

Showing grit and determination, the ‘Paddlers’; Carla Bradbury, Jag Chather, David Sing and Helen Weller, who have all been affected by cancer, have been rowing five marathons in five days. The team set off from Chester on Monday 25th September and finished the challenge in the heart of Liverpool, at the Albert Docks, today. ‘Swim Safety’ provided the safety cover throughout the 120 trip in three inflatable ribs.

Some of the celebrities taking part include Hollyoaks actress Anna Passey (Sienna Blake), Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, Judge Rinder star Robert Rinder, TV presenter Anthea Turner, The Only Way Is Essex star Chris Clark, Love Island’s Jess Shears and Dom Lever along with a host of other celebrities.
Each of the marathon paddlers were partnered with a celebrity each day to help them reach the finish line. To date some £15,700,222 has been raised to fund further research into cancer!. Channel 4 will be producing a documentary later in the year featuring the research and the ‘Stand up to Cancer’ campaign. Congratulations to everyone concerned!

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