FUND-RAISING freemasons have taken to the River Avon to raise money for charities across Warwickshire.
Steve Warner from Coventry and Ian Slesser from Lincolnshire are canoeing from Bubbenhall to Tewkesbury over four days to support the Warwickshire 2023 Festival – a masonic charity initiative which will see proceeds split across local deserving causes.
But the journey is particularly gruelling for Steve, who earlier this year underwent surgery in January to replace pins in his hip and leg – the legacy of a motorcycle accident in his youth –- previously had a kidney transplant and is diabetic.
Steve said: “We plan to maintain a steady stroke over the four days. I just hope the Avon and the weather are kind to us and that we don’t have any incidents whereby all the metal in my leg makes me a human anchor.
“The good thing is that I can rely on Ian to steer a safe course.”
Visit e2018.everydayhero.com/uk/canoe-adventure-L9312 to donate or find out more.