Making Waves for Macmillan’s Charity Coracle Race

Quality care specialist, Morris Care, is celebrating a successful World Championship Coracle Race having already raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Care and more donations rolling in.

The bi-annual race, which took place in front of the Pengwern Boat House, saw a host of competitors hitting the Severn, maneuvering themselves across the river in their odd-shaped boats.

Taking part in the fun was an enthusiastic team of Morris Care employees, taking the plunge to raise money for a great cause, as well as spectators who congregated along the banks to enjoy the splashes and sunshine.

Taking the title this year was C J Williams’ Funeral Service who paddled past 24 teams, in five heats, to take the trophy.

Morris Care Director, Timothy Morris, said: “We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with the Coracle Race and Macmillan, to show our support and benefit a cause that affects so many every day.

“Everyone had a fantastic day on the banks of the Severn, with the weather really adding to the atmosphere and getting everyone out to cheer on their teams.”

Macmillan Fundraising Manager Helen Knight added: “We would like to thank everyone involved for the huge amount of support we received, from the teams and volunteers that took part in the event, to Morris Care and their generous sponsorship. They all made the race possible.
“There was a lovely spirit felt by all on the day, a real feel good factor to help all those affected by cancer in Shropshire.”

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