Devizes to Westminster


Alumnus to raise money for charity by competing in the Devizes to Westminster Race

Oliver Ainsworth (Collingwood 2013) and work colleague Matthew Hague who both work at the Strutt and Parker estate agents' Ipswich office, will be taking part in the Devizes to Westminster Race this coming April. Known as the 'marathon of kayaking', their target is to complete the 125 mile race in under 28 hours. Starting at Devizes Wharf, the route follows the Kennet and Avon canal for 54 miles to Reading, where it joins the Thames. Another 54 miles reaching Teddington Lock, ending up 17 miles later at Westminster Bridge.

They hope to raise £5,000 for two charities, The Charlie Watkins Foundation set up in memory of Charlie Watkins, a life-long friend of Ollie's who died in 2017 due to depression, and the Suffolk Community Foundation which acts as a philanthropic hub in order to direct funds to a huge range of small local charities throughout Suffolk. The Suffolk Community Foundation is also the official charity which the school's fundraising efforts support.

Click the link to find out more and support them both on this epic journey.


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