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Did you see a group of Santas paddle boarding in Norwich?

PUBLISHED: 13:35 22 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:43 22 December 2019

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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Santa Claus has come to town - and he’s brought some friends and chosen an unorthodox mode of transport.

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThe Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Members of the Broadland SUP Hub gave passers-by a festive treat on Sunday, venturing out onto the river Wensum in full Christmas costume - with Santas, elves and even a reindeer taking to the waters.

It was a recreation of a trip organiser Graham Ives made solo last year, where he raised festive cheer by paddling up and down the river dressed as Father Christmas himself.

Mr Ives, 70, said: "I had such a great reaction last year - people were singing carols to me from the riverbank and waving and cheering, so I thought I'd do it again this year, just for a bit of fun.

"This year was particularly nice though, because I had plenty of friends joining me."

Graham Ives from the Broadland SUP hub organised the charity paddlebaord. Picture: Ella WilkinsonGraham Ives from the Broadland SUP hub organised the charity paddlebaord. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

As well as raising festive cheer, the group also had a collectionin support of local charity Break.

Rob Out and Bryan Goodyear are the naughty elves paddleboarding the river wensum for break charity. Picture: Ella WilkinsonRob Out and Bryan Goodyear are the naughty elves paddleboarding the river wensum for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThe Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson


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