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Brothers to kayak 150 miles for cancer charity

With kayaking in the Northwest increasing in popularity, two brothers are set to spend five days in kayaks in a bid to row from Burton, Staffordshire, to the Humber Bridge in Hull, Yorkshire.

Both have suffered testicular cancer scares recently, so they will be fundraising for Cancer Research UK when they set off next month.

Joining Christian and Lee Sharratt in their bid will be Lisa Rafferty, Christian’s partner, with all three having kayaked for a number of years. Despite their experience, they are all still daunted by the challenge ahead, with Lee admitting:

“We do quite long trips, but we’ve never done anything on this scale before. It’s something we feel comfortable with, but I think there is an amount of apprehension – it is a long trip. We’re all excited.”

Part of their fundraising efforts have seen them tap up local businesses, friends and family as they seek pledges to be collected once the trip has been completed. They have been pleased with the response, with Lee adding:

“Everyone has been really keen to support us and putting their hands in their pockets.”

The group have also been spending many hours online on social networking sites to get the word out to as many people as possible.

There is no set target that the trio have in mind, with Lee maintaining that they will just want to get as much as they can for the charity.

The three paddlers will get under way on July 3, leaving from Ferry Bridge in Stapenhill before making their way to the Humber.