Oarsome challenge for team from Berrys

Published September 17th, 2015

Four men from Berrys risked a soaking to raise money for charity in the Macmillan World Championship Coracle Relay Race held at the Pengwern Boat Club, Shrewsbury last week.

Now in its seventh year, the race attracted 36 teams from across the region to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. In 2008 the event gained status as the World Championship Coracle Relay Race and medals are presented to the top three teams.

Coracles are not the easiest of boats to control and many competitors took an unplanned dip as they crossed the River Severn – much to the thrill of the spectators gathered on the banks of the river.


However, Berrys’ team comprising architectural technicians Andrew Beeston, Scott Drummond and Richard Cole along with planning consultant Harry Hill, stayed afloat and made it into the semi-final .

Thanks to the teams, sponsors, stallholders and supporters, the event is expected to raise more than £25,000 to help people affected by cancer. For more information contact Richard Cole or Scott Drummond at Berrys on 01743 271697 or email

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