Adrian Diggory, General Manager of The Anglers, Walton-on-Thames, is taking on the incredible challenge of paddle boarding 75km along the River Thames to raise money for British Heart Foundation, the UK’s leading charity funding research into heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors.


Along with Luke Jones, Area Manager of Stonegate Group, and Matt Samler, General Manager of the Crown, Egham, they will all paddle board down the River Thames, starting at Shiplake and finishing at The Anglers for a well-deserved drink and celebration.


With an early start time of 5am on the 30th June, the team hope to be finished by 7pm the same day but with 75km to travel in 14 hours they will be stopping off at the Crown, Egham to catch their breath. They will also pass the Two Brewers in Marlow and the Royal George in Windsor, two other Stonegate pubs, which will be showing their support.


Adrian, said, “The British Heart Foundation is a wonderful charity and we are so excited to be fundraising for them to help their cause.


“We knew we wanted to do something different that none of our colleagues had done before, when it came to the fundraising. Having watched my locals paddle board passed my pub [The Anglers] for years, the idea came to me. There is a paddle board school down the road, called Blue Chip SUP School, and we are really grateful to them because they are providing us with the paddle boards free of charge for the challenge and they have also given us two free lessons, so we are not completely unprepared. When we told them we wanted to do 75km, they said that was crazy, so we thought- perfect, let’s do it!


Commenting on the reopening of the pub, following lockdown, Adrian continued “We have had a really positive response to being back open. Our customers have missed us as much as we’ve missed them. They have been really supportive of our fundraising plans and with their help we are well on our way to our £5,000 target.”


If you would like to support the team on their amazing challenge, please follow the link to their Just Giving page-


The Anglers, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF



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