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Rowers present £1800 to rugby charity

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: November 19, 2008

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SPOON-tastic! The rugby charity Wooden Spoon has been dished out a donation of £1,800 by a rowing crew from Dawlish.

The crew of Aladin Seine – who are Roy Cragg, Will Cole, Matt Simmons, Roger Forrow, Graham Wilkinson and Dick Moia – took part in the Great River Race from Richmond to Greenwich recently.

They finished the 22-mile course in a little over three hours, finishing 53rd among 281 starters.

Wilkinson presented a cheque for the money raised to retired Dawlish businessman Peter Cross, who is better know by his alter-ego of Mr England, the John Bull-suited, flag-waving mascot of the national rugby team. The presentation took place in the Swan Inn at Dawlish.

Around £11,000 has been raised by Wooden Spoon supporters in Teignmouth and Dawlish this yaer.

Wooden Spoon spend the money it raises on supporting projects for mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children and young people.

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