New Perennial fundraising challenge announced by ReadyHedge

Perennial Partner, ReadyHedge, has taken its support of Perennial one step further this year with a brand new fundraising challenge event. The ReadyHedge Bell Boat Challenge takes place on 30 September 2017 from 12pm on the River Avon at Eckington, near Pershore, in Worcestershire and ReadyHedge is looking for teams of 8 to take part. All proceeds will be donated to HortAid, Perennial’s annual fundraising campaign to help the charity support horticulturists and their families in need.

The one-day canoe sprint challenge event, will be run by Andy Train, a well known name in the world of championship sprint and endurance canoeing. Alongside his team of professional helmsmen, Andy will provide all the kit and equipment needed to give everyone a fun-filled day and keep teams safe on the water. No previous experience is necessary so anyone who’s up for a challenge and would like to help raise awareness and funds for Perennial, is welcome to join in.


Designed by Olympic canoe coach David Train (Andy’s brother!), the Bell Boat is a totally unique design in watercraft. 9 metres long and 1.4 metres wide, your team sits 4 by 4 and winning is all about  great teamwork and co-operation! Find out more about bell boating at


Entry costs £160 for a team of 8, which includes refreshments and a BBQ on the day. Anyone who would like to find out more should email Liam at ReadyHedge:

If canoeing is not your thing, but you would like to help raise money for Perennial this year, why not find out more about the range of HortAid activities we have on offer. Visit our HortAid pages or contact Chris Crooker, Perennial Events Manager, on 01372 384059 or