Cavray conquer Cumbrian challenge

23 May 2017

A team from Cavaghan and Gray, part of 2 Sisters Meal Solutions division, entered the Windermere Row to help support people that work or have worked in food manufacturing and retail that face adversity.

Our intrepid oarspersons from the prepared meal site in Carlisle joined 24 other teams from the Grocery sector to row 10.5 miles across England’s largest lake in wet and blustery conditions.

The team of five from Brunel House completed the back-breaking course in a respectable two hours and 24 minutes and smashed their sponsorship target of £500 for the benevolent charity GroceryAid.

Team leader and senior commercial manager, Matt Roberts said: “The team was brilliant, we had an amazing day and everyone did really well coming together at late notice.”

“It was supposed to be 10.5 miles but I think we must have covered this on the first leg as we battled our way against the elements and slalomed our way down the course.”

“We received some fantastic support from our colleagues, family and friends and everyone’s been very generous.”

Emma Routledge, head of finance at C&G said: “The Lake was unbelievably choppy during the morning and the event was delayed over an hour because of the waves.”

“It was a row of two halves and the first leg was hard work but once we sailed around the island we raced home with the wind behind us.”

“Most people thought we were mad but we had a lot of fun, finished a respectable ninth and raised over £750 for a great charity.”

CHOPPY TIMES: GroceryAid help people from the supply chain to navigate through troubled waters.