Liverpool to Goole Canoe Challenge Underway – Radio & TV appearences on Monday 10th July

Andrew Wellock, a member of Ilkley’s Olicana Lodge, and his friend, Andy Lambert, have embarked on a “two men one boat” marathon canoe challenge aiming to paddle 160 miles across England as part of efforts to raise £5,000 for a local cancer charity.

They will be interviewed live on BBC Radio Leeds on Monday 10th July morning around 8.30 – 9.00am, and hope to feature on the Made in Leeds TV Channel news slots at 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday evening, with an interview that was pre-recorded on the canal at Apperley Bridge (Freeview 7, Sky 117 & Virgin 159).

The pair, who are raising money for Cancer Support Yorkshire, bagan their journey in Liverpool today, Sunday, July 9th, and, all being well, hope to arrive in Goole in a week.

They will be holding a fund raiser at the Wooley Sheep Inn on the evening of Day 4 of the challenge (Wednesday 12th July), so come along and meet them, have a drink, and help them reach their goal!

You can cheer them on throughout their fantastic quest – their expected schedule can be downloaded here:

Liverpool to Goole Canoe Challenge Schedule

Andrew and a group of friends 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, and have now increased their total raised to over 70% of their target of £5000.

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.

The JustGiving page is found at,

The Facebook page is found at
For more information, please visit

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

Posted in Charity News on July 9th, 2017 by Robin Misra

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