Tinnies take to the Murray for charity

A FLEET of tinnies travelling in the name of charity will dock on Swan Hill's riverbank this afternoon.

Their occupants are travelling the length of the Murray River for the second leg of the Murray Charity Meander, an Echuca-based event which raises money for breast cancer and prostate cancer support services.

This year's event, which started on Saturday at Echuca and will end in Mildura this weekend, has attracted 26 boats carrying more than 100 people.

Event co-ordinator Dick Phillips said participants had come from as far as Sydney to take part in this year's trip.

For more on this story, see Monday's edition of The Guardian (25/2/13).

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