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Kayakers set off on charity challenge

Brett Anthony and Mo Lea Photo: ITV News Anglia

Kayakers in Bedfordshire are hoping to raise money for charities that helped the victims of two very different tragedies.

Brett Anthony was paralysed from the waist down in a zip wire accident in 2011.

And Mo Lea was attacked and seriously injured by the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer Peter Sutcliffe in 1981.

The team of kayakers is paddling from near Bedford up to the Wash to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Victim Support.

The group are paddling from Great Barford near Bedford up to the Wash in just three days.

Their aim - to raise money for charities which helped Brett Anthony when he was paralysed in a zip wire accident. And Mo Lea after she was attacked by the Yorkshire Ripper - Peter Sutcliffe.

The group of fundraisers is known as 'Facing Your Limits'.

Peter Sutcliffe Credit: ITV News Anglia

Brett was paralysed from the waist down in 2011. The brake on a zip wire at Bodyflight near Bedford failed to stop him and he crashed into a metal frame.

The zip wire has since been closed. He was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance - two charities which will benefit from the kayaking challenge.

In 1981 Mo Lea was an art student in Leeds when she was attacked by Peter Sutcliffe - the serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper. She suffered multiple injuries. Sutcliffe is serving 20 life sentences for carrying out 13 murders and seven attempted murders.

Money raised by the kayakers will also go to Victim Support.

The team will be paddling for 12 hours each day to cover the distance of more than 60 miles.

Spurred on by the challenges in life that Brett and Mo have had to face...

The Challenge gets underway Credit: ITV News Anglia