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Volunteers in Canary Wharf take 24 hour liferaft challenge for charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 October 2013 | UPDATED: 18:31 09 October 2013

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

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

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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.

“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.”

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


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