Volunteers in Canary Wharf take 24 hour liferaft challenge for charity

Left to right: Vincent Neate, James Holley and Priyan Patel in the lifeboat where they will spend tw

Left to right: Vincent Neate, James Holley and Priyan Patel in the lifeboat where they will spend twenty four hours - Credit: Archant

Three employees of a global financial services company spent 24 hours on a life raft to raise money for a cancer charity.

KPMG partner Vincent Neate took on the Sail 4 Cancer challenge with consultants James Holley and Priyan Patel at West India Quay, Canary Wharf, Friday, October 4.

The group raised £3,000 in their participation in the challenge which saw supporters of the charity around the UK spending the day in a liferaft.

Vincent, 45, said: “Six years ago my young sister lost her fight with first breast and then liver cancer.

“I miss her and that’s a good enough reason to sit in a liferaft for 24 hours.


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“I am hoping to go all the way round the world but we will actually be tethered to the wharf.

“Think of us as Three Men in a Boat crossed with the Life of Pi.”

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To sign up for next year’s event visit http://www.sail4cancer.org.

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