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Anyone who knows me knows I've been plagued with knee problems for quite some time now, numerous surgeries all before the age of 30 - but it doesn't stop the itch for adventure! So it got me thinking - what doesn't require knees? Canoeing!

 

Despite paddling on the river Wye being my only experience, on Wednesday 28th August 2013 I will be hopping on a flight to Canada and hitchhiking south to Lake Itasca, Minnesota - the source of the Mississippi River. I plan to buy an open canoe, throw my camping gear on board I will have a 90 day visa to paddle the 2350 miles all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

During this challenge I hope to raise as much money and awareness as possible for The Pied Piper Appeal. After working closely with them for the past year (on mostly Superhero events) I have seen what amazing things they are doing for the children's ward of Gloucester Hospital so it excites and motivates me to try and help by canoeing the mighty Mississippi River.

 

Just writing this has really started the nerves jangling, I have no idea how this will go, what I will paddle into or even if I will be physically capable of doing it. There's only one way to find out.

 

Please donate as much or as little as you can.

 

 

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Pied Piper Appeal

Charity Registration No. 1011611

The Pied Piper Appeal is making a difference for sick children in Gloucestershire by providing child friendly equipment to aid their recovery. A local charity for local children, we provide medical, play and learning equipment and art enhancement for the community and local hospitals in the County.

Donations 137

Good eggs hatch in Glozzer but Why haven't you got a beard?

Donation by A.D.Mirer on 17/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Inspirational stuff!

Donation by Endreas on 09/03/14

Wish i could afford more mate.. What you have done is really amazing you have a big heart congratulations :D

Donation by Lee Brennan on 26/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Brilliant! You are a real star

Donation by Marion Hirlehey on 17/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I never doubted you Kev. Well, OK, I did doubt you - a lot. So well done on proving me wrong!

Donation by Dave O Mahoney on 16/02/14

£25.00

Unbelievable achievement. Congratulations! When's the book coming? We want a book Kev!!

Donation by Dawn on 13/02/14

£10.00

Well done kev ,great paddling :)))

Donation by Mary higgs on 13/02/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Enjoyed the story of your Mississippi River journey and look forward to you book. Glad you canoe will make it to Mardi Gras!

Donation by Martin Yeager on 12/02/14

$50.00

Awesome achievement Kev - well done!

Donation by Lesley & Terry x on 12/02/14

£50.00

Well done buddy! Amazing achievement! You have done Gloucester proud! hopefully see you at this years cider festival and buy you another pint!!

Donation by Jon & Layla Wiltshire on 12/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Awesome effort! It will stay with you forever! Proud of you :-)

Donation by Kim Owen on 11/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

An amazing job well done! You're absolutely unbelievable Kev, just wish I had a million dollars to donate as you're certainly earnt it! You're a fricken legend! Lots of love xxx

Donation by Shannon Hopkins on 10/02/14

£25.00

Kev well done. Earth Boy has been victorious great work and looking forward to a catch-up and a beer soon...

Donation by John-Orr on 10/02/14

Well done you!!! Nothing short of amazing!

Donation by Anonymous on 10/02/14

20,00 €

Loved reading your diary, well done mate!!! looking forward to reading about your next adventure

Donation by Ian Wade on 10/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Kev! You mastered MarioKart and now the Mississippi - what can I say. Top Man! Enjoy a break now.

Donation by Matthew Branch on 10/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement! Bloody well done- whoooop! :) xxx

Donation by Claire B on 10/02/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Kev! A true inspiration and raising money for such a great local charity! Much love to you!!

Donation by Leila on 10/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You're am absolute trooper Kev. I don't know you but I'm a West County girl and love an adventure, so much respect to you and for raising all that funding for such a great cause x

Donation by Anonymous on 09/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done kev with all your strength and determination you have achieved your goal you are a very brave man and made us all so proud to know you. xx

Donation by Alan and Colleen on 09/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kevin, catch up at Andy's for a glass or two

Donation by Christine Townsend-Edwy on 09/02/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Amazing feat, enjoyed your blogs. Some journey for you. Enjoy the celebrations.

Donation by Lynne on 09/02/14

£100.00

Congratulations Kev, I've been following the Facebook blog and seen the highs and lows. It's a huge achievement, mentally and physically. Well done xx

Donation by Nicola Davies on 09/02/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/02/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great Job Kev!

Donation by Diane & Del Sutherland on 09/02/14

£50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,563.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,563.50
  • Gift Aid£325.78

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