Letchworth club’s jaw-dropping Olympic ride

MEMBERS of a charitable organisation were in at the deep end when they took on the London 2012 Olympic white water rafting course.

Nine members of Letchworth Round Table braved the purpose built 300m course in Broxbourne to raise funds for Letchworth and Baldock District Scouts.

It wasn’t all plain sailing with one run ending in a full capsizing for the group, open to men between 18 and 45, at the appropriately named ‘Jaws’ drop.

Letchworth Round Table chairman Ian Hunt said: “It was a fantastic day. We raised over �1,000 for the scouts and had fun at the same time. This is what Round Table is all about and I’m immensely proud of the guys who managed to generate so much money in such a short amount of time.

“I must also say a big thank you to the readers of The Comet who also helped out by donating via text.”

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Next up for the 77-year-old organisation will be the BBC Children in Need appeal, before the annual Christmas Collection where members hope to raise enough money to deliver 250 food parcels to those in need in Letchworth GC.

For more information visit www.letchworthroundtable.co.uk

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