TWO men are paddle-boarding 100 miles down the River Severn to raise money for Worcester Snoezelen.

On Tuesday, August 4, Duncan Liddell and Matt Potter started the epic challenge in a bid to raise cash for the charity which is close to their hearts.

They are doing it unaided carrying everything they need for the five-day journey on their boards.

Worcester Snoezelen is a multi-sensory centre for adults and children with disabilities and additional needs.

Duncan and his family have a personal attachment to Snoezelen as his son Len has autism and attends the Snoezey Sunday sessions, gaining great stimulation from the sensory environment.

Duncan said: “Snoezelen is such a special place and means so much to the people and families who rely on it.

“Me and Matt both feel privileged to be able to do this for such a wonderful charity.

“They really need your help right now, so please, please give what you can... Snoezey smiles are priceless.”

The pair anticipate they’ll arrive in Worcester on Saturday, August 8, "sore but happy", having camped at night along the route and paddle-boarded the 100 mile distance.

Rachel Court, community engagement officer from Worcester Snoezelen said: “This is an incredible feat, to stand up on a board 12 feet long by 32 inches wide, carrying a tent, food and belongings and to paddle over 20 miles in a day – and all to raise awareness and much needed funds for charity – we are so grateful, and look forward to hearing updates on their journey. Huge thanks are due to Duncan and Matt and to the many people who are sponsoring them.”

So far, £1,390 has been raised and the pair hope to reach their £4,000 target.

You can help this team of two reach their donation target by checking out their JustGiving page: