15/03/2016 - 10:41 am

Top-5 place for GGR man’s charity canoe race

GGR marketing manager Daniel Ezzatvar has taken part in his first ever canoe challenge –raising hundreds of pounds for charity in the process. GGR is a UK specialist in the sale and rent of lifting equipment.

 The 30-year-old, along with his friend Robbie Heyes, 29, finished fourth out of around 30 participants in the Age UK event on the Lancaster Canal last Saturday (March 12).

The duo completed the 26 mile challenge in seven-and-a-half hours, raising over £300 for the old people’s charity.

Ezzatvar, who has worked for GGR Group since last June, said: “Before the race, we were really worried about not even finishing as we hadn’t done much training. Surprisingly though, we found ourselves in the lead at one point, but once tiredness crept in, we slipped back.

“However, to finish fourth from a standing start is pretty good going, and we’re very pleased to have raised a few hundred pounds for a worthy cause. I’d like to express my thanks to everyone, including my colleagues at GGR Group, who donated.”

Graeme Riley, chief executive of GGR Group, said: “Daniel did remarkably well in coming in the top five. And perhaps even more remarkable, he turned up for work on Monday saying he may even do the challenge again in the future!  Everyone at GGR Group is proud of him.”


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