Ilkley Freemason Raises Money For Local Cancer Charity

An Ilkley Freemason is to embark on a “two men one boat” marathon canoe challenge as part of efforts to raise £5,000 for a local cancer charity.

Andrew Wellock, a member of Ilkley’s Olicana Lodge, will be undertaking the water-borne test in July when he and his friend, Andy Lambert, aim to paddle 160 miles across England.

The pair, who are raising money for Cancer Support Yorkshire, will begin their journey in Liverpool on Sunday, July 9 and, all being well, hope to complete it in Goole a week later.

Andrew and a group of friends have already raised £850 for the charity, by taking part in a New Year’s Day plunge into freezing moorland waters, at the White Wells Old Bath House.

W Bro Wellock – son of former Provincial Grand Secretary W Bro Roy Wellock – and a cancer survivor himself, said: “Like all charities, Cancer Support Yorkshire relies on donations, and in their case it’s to help them support cancer sufferers and their families.

“Having lived through cancer, I can speak at first-hand about the wonderful work this particular organisation does, and how grateful I am for everything they did for me and my family.”

Andrew and Andy have set up a JustGiving page for their ‘two men one boat’ challenge, as well as a launching a blog and Facebook page to document their progress.

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Canoe Challenge! Andrew Wellock (front) and Andy Lambert practising for their “two men one boat” charity fundraiser

Posted in Area 3, Charity News on May 25th, 2017 by Robin Misra

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