The Lowdown

17th September '18

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Source Design helping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Oar in hand and paddling like a Mississippi steamer, Team Source took to the River Severn on Friday to help raise money for charity as part of the Coracle World Championship.

Confidently completing the relay race in 7:20, they triumphantly broke their previous personal best. Although unfortunately, it was not enough to take home the gold. Congrats to the winners, McMillan Masonry with a finishing time of 4:27.

Team Source race day stats

  • Races Won – 0
  • Coracles overturned – 0
  • Litres of The Severn consumed – 0
  • Number of Jack & Rose moments – 2.5
  • Fun had – 10/10

A fun day for a great cause!

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who showed their support by kindly making a donation to Macmillan Cancer. A special thanks also goes out to all of the spectators who braved the weather to cheer everyone on.

The total amount raised for the event was over £37,000! A truly fantastic achievement from all of the teams involved. Well done to everyone for taking part and a big thanks to the organisers. We will see you again next year!

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4th September '18

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Water Way To Have A Good Time!

Canoe believe it is almost time for the annual World Championship Coracle Race 2018.

Team Source will be picking up the paddles again and heading out on/into the water for another exciting day of fundraising. Run by Macmillan Cancer Support, the coracle race returns in 2018 to the River Severn in Shrewsbury on the afternoon of Friday 14th September.

Wait, What Exactly Is A Coracle?

Let’s take a trip back in time. The coracle was made famous in 1774 when Frank Coracle invented a highly inefficient method of crossing a river.

Frank was a local police officer, and soon after designing the vessel, he made it illegal to use any other mode of transport on the water in his local town.

Soon afterwards he was awkwardly carrying 3 or 4 passengers a day from one side of the riverbank to the other. This went on for several months until someone decided to build a bridge. And the rest is history…*

Our Humor Might Be Oar-Ful… But This Is All For Charity

All of the money raised from the Coracle World Championship 2018 will be going towards a truly fantastic cause. And whilst we will try our hardest to ensure an overwhelming victory on the day, ultimately, the generosity of all you wonderful people will be the real winner.

We would be very grateful if you could dig deep and make a donation via our Just Giving page, or alternatively, you can show your support by coming along to the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury Quarry at 2:30 pm on Friday 14th September to motivate us with your cheering.

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*This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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Source Raise Money In Race For Life

Source will be taking part in the Shrewsbury Race For Life on 1st July 2018 and raising money for Cancer Research UK. The women's-only event has been running since 1994, where ladies across the country are sponsored to walk, jog or run the 5-kilometre course. This years event will be taking place at The Quarry, Shrewsbury, with all proceeds raised...

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23rd January '18

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Charity Online Game Back By Popular Demand

Throughout December, a leading design agency in Shropshire has been raising money for Severn Hospice with an imaginative charity game. Source of Shrewsbury revamped their much loved Charity Pairs Game for Christmas 2017, giving players the chance to win a daily prize donated by their clients. During the countdown to Christmas Source also committed to making a cash donation to...

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14th August '17

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The Coracle World Championships?! Whatever Floats Your Boat

Yes, that’s right. Just three months after the last event, Source are at it again; banding together and raising money for another worthy cause. This time, the event takes place on the banks of – or should we say “in” (probably!) – the River Severn. Once again, we’re delighted to be taking part in the Macmillan Coracle World Championships. What...

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31st January '17

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Charity competition a winner at Source

A leading Shropshire design agency came up with a novel idea to celebrate 25 years in business with an interactive online competition, not only raising money for a county charity but also raising awareness of their clients’ products and services. An off the wall donation from Sally Tringham (left) of Source, to Sarah Johnson, of Hope House Source of Shrewsbury...

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20th August '13

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Oxjam branding ‘rocks’ thanks to donation by local creative agency

A leading Shropshire creative agency has stepped in to help the county’s newest music festival. Shrewsbury-based Source Design has joined forces with Oxjam to create and produce the website and other promotional material for the event. Kathryn Johnson, part of a team of volunteer organisers for Oxjam, which will feature around 40 live bands performing in Shrewsbury, said that she...

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18th June '12

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MacMillan Fundraising Success!

If you're friends with us on Facebook, or received our recent email detailing the event, you'll know that Friday 15th June was the 2012 MacMillan Cancer Coracle Relay World Championship in Shrewsbury, Shropshire! Despite a lacklustre attempt by the weather, the crowds were there in their hundreds to give support to those risking the currents of the River Severn (amongst...

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13th March '12

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Macmillan Coracle Relays 2012

The annual Macmillan Coracle Relay World Championship is nearly here! On Friday 15th June, after a year's hiatus, Source will once again take to the waves... and we are raring to go! As the astute of you will have already guessed, it's all in aid of cancer research. Last time we raised £800 - this time around we're aiming to...

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