Report by Tom Wright, Reporter
Monday, April 30, 2012
AN INTREPID pair are intent on making a splash for charity by paddling 17 miles in a bathtub.
Ric Canham, aged 55, and Rob Knott, aged 40, will attempt to more than treble the world record distance for travelling in a bathtub over a nine-hour journey on June 10.
The pair who work for Mercedes-Benz in Weston will row from Bath to Bristol to try to raise £10,000 for charity.
Ric, who lives in Axbridge, said: “I’m not only giving Rob 15 years, but I’m not very fit and carrying a bit more ballast than I should be.
“Rob also rows regularly and my rowing days are in the dim and distant past.
“I’m just glad to have a lifeboat man alongside in case things get tricky or I capsize.
“However, determination and sheer bloody mindedness will see me through.”
The money raised will go towards the Alzheimer’s Society, the Portishead Lifeboat Trust and other causes promoted by Wrington Vale Rotary Club who are supporting the effort.