Charity paddleboarders raising money for a new Magpas air ambulance stop off at Ely
- Credit: Archant
Two adventurers who are paddleboarding from Cambridge to Denver for charity made stop in Ely to meet supporters and have a bite to eat.
Justin Miles and Christian Bunke, who are raising funds for a new Magpas Air Ambulance, made a lunch stop at riverside restaurant The Cutter Inn.
Before making their way to King’s Lynn, the pair enjoyed an afternoon break in Ely where they were greeted with a picnic and welcome banners organised by local residents including Leonie Smith, who runs Ely Island Pie.
She tweeted: “At last, not long after the clouds parted and the sun came out, two weary paddleboarders arrived in #Ely, had a quick fish finger sandwich at The Cutter and were away again! So glad you stopped by.”
Two Magpas medics were also at the picnic to welcome Justin and Christian, and told everyone about their work and what the new ambulance will mean for their team.
You may also want to watch:
After the picnic, the paddleboarders headed for a BBQ hosted by Fenland Bushcraft before travelling to their overnight camp in the pitch black at night.
Whilst journeying across the water, they are carrying bin liners to pick litter from the River Cam as they go – a ‘two minute beach clean’ as Justin called it on Twitter.
- 1 Our archives reveal the 'crackpot' idea to re-open disused rail lines
- 2 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 3 Caravan wedged under Fens rail bridge
- 4 Rowdy passengers force train cancellation
- 5 See photos of the intricate final stages of the Huntingdon Viaduct removal
- 6 Daughter sets fire to father's bedroom after food outrage
- 7 Drunk driver failed to spot police car parked next to her
- 8 Have your say on plans to improve city rail station
- 9 7 questions that could decide if you truly are from the Fens
- 10 Police buy clothes for Iranian children rescued from lorry
After a morning coffee, Justin and Christian are now back on their paddleboard and on the way to King’s Lynn.
To follow their journey search @ExplorerJust on Twitter.