KIND-HEARTED sailors tested their sea legs on the River Severn, as they raised more than £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
More than 100 employees from npower’s Solihull and Worcester offices paddled over 20km from Stourport boat club to Worcester Rowing Club in around three hours
Although physically drained, spirits remained high as teams cheered each other on through the summer’s heat.
Customer forecasting analyst, Garinder Shankrowalia, who was on the winning team, said: “The paddle was exhausting but we managed to keep going right through to the end – I can’t believe we ended up winning.
“It’s great to partner with my colleagues to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
The completion of the row was celebrated back at Worcester Rowing Club.
Prizes were awarded to the fastest crew and best dressed crews, with a musical ensemble of npower employees adding to the atmosphere of the evening.