Thames River Challenge team present £10k to Help for Heroes

The Barchester Thames River Challenge team presented a cheque for 10K to husband and wife team, Bryn Parry OBE and Emma Parry OBE, at the Help for Heroes Tin Hut in Tidworth.

Bryn Parry, Chief Executive and co-founder of Help for Heroes, said: "It was a massive team effort, completing a total of 123 miles by canoe and we are extremely grateful for this contribution to the charity."

The team were joined for the week's row by The Band of Brothers from Tedworth House Recovery Centre and Help for Heroes staff and set off from Hunters care centre in Cirencester . With three Canadian-style canoes, support vehicles, camping along the river in tents and tackling 40 mile an hour winds, the team completed the challenge on time, finishing at Teddington lock with support from Lynde House care home in Twickenham.

Malcolm McDonald, Barchester representative and leader of the Thames River Challenge, said: "We are all very proud and inspired to achieve even more. Barchester Healthcare have a longstanding relationship with the Tedworth Recovery Centre, which is run and funded by Help for Heroes. It was all we needed to drive us on and succeed in rowing to raise money for such a worth cause."

The team are hopeful to reach their 20K target and are on track to collect another 10K for Barchester's Charitable Foundation.