THIS weekend will see local team Aquaholics take to the Murray River for the fourth time, to tackle the first leg of this year’s Murray Charity Meander.
Entering the water near Corryong on Saturday, February 21 and finishing at Echuca on Saturday, February 28, the Aquaholics have boated down the entire Murray River over three legs in 2012, 2013 and 2014, last year raising $30,000. Their fundraising efforts are made for The Otis Foundation and Prostate Foundation of Australia on behalf of the Horizon Committee, bringing their total fundraising efforts to almost $60,000.
Aquaholics Team Member, Linda Prentice said, “Helping to raise funding for breast and prostate cancer support services is very important, and we are proud to have raised so much so far through the help of the community.
“So far this year we have raised $10,000 but we are aiming for $15,000.
“We have 26 boats entering the water this year, which is just fantastic.
“This leg of the meander is a bit exciting; being up there with all the rapids.
“We’re looking forward to getting back on the river and are very appreciative of the support we have received from the Shepparton community.”
To show your support, donate at https://murraymeander2015.everydayhero.com/au/teamaquaholics or contact Linda on 0417 057 318 to purchase a raffle ticket book where there is a chance to win your choice of a car, boat, motorcycle or camper trailer.