Story

We are a group of enthusiastic conservationists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who want to push recycling limits, foster the spirit of adventure, and promote global sustainability. We are undertaking a gruelling 24-hour, over 44km (27 miles) paddle from the Island of Tenerife to its Canarian neighbour, La Gomera, in a homemade kayak constructed almost entirely from recycled plastic water bottles.

Why?

To raise awareness for the 40 million plastic water bottles which are turned into landfill every single day. If we can make this adventure happen, surely others can take the time to recycle their plastic bottles?

The Kayak: we will be taking old plastic water bottles and attaching them to a frame made from recycled plastic tubing, held together with a sprinkling of good faith and a barrels worth of optimism. This modest vessel may not be advanced but we trust it to take us the entire way.

All funds raised will be donated to a fantastic, innovative project which the AWF has created.  “Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream” provides education to children in Africa who have succeeded in planting and caring for trees to rebuild African forests. Therefore this project not only benefits the environment but also entire communities in Sierra Leone and other African nations.

Please donate as much or as little as you can to this incredibly worthy cause, to make the blisters/exhaustion/hyperthermia all the worthwhile!

To find out more about Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream go to:

http://whalenation.org/plantatree.html

Also, to follow our kayak trials and tribulations, check out our blog:

http://theplasticmarathon.wordpress.com

 

 


Raising money for

AWF

AWF

Charity Registration No. 1076270

The AWF brings ordinary people together with grassroots projects around th world fighting to defend nature, the environment and communities under threat.

Donations 44

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Well done to you all.... so inspirational. Am very proud of you Ruby Roo :D x

Donation by Emmy Lou on 12/04/12

£10.00

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Well done, especially Matthew, you should be proud, AJ/UM/GMa and Co.

Donation by jacqueline Gill on 10/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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very impressive, well done to all of you! and for a right good cause.

Donation by Luc Wise on 10/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done guys (especally Lucie), fantastic video too! xx

Donation by Marie Taylor on 10/04/12

£20.00

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Does this mean I get to hug a minke?

Donation by Martin Packford on 05/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Super duper awesome efforts on behalf of the whales Lucie Buckland et al. Good work :)

Donation by Danni Ladkin on 27/03/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on not sinking!xxx

Donation by Pavs on 27/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all who sail in her!

Donation by Andrew Thompson on 24/03/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done everyone, great effort.

Donation by Gavin McMillan on 23/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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You're on your way now - wishing Lucie and the team the best of luck. Lindsay

Donation by Lindsay Smith on 22/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to Stuart and the rest of the team! Hope you have a great adventure. Be safe x

Donation by Ivan Pastore on 21/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!!! :)

Donation by Amy Hipwell on 21/03/12

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Good luck Luke :) xx

Donation by Jess on 17/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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What a brilliant idea, kudos to whoever's it was. Good luck everyone, hope it's going well!

Donation by Matt Davies on 14/03/12

£5.00

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Please don't sink! We'd like to see you back in Falmouth in April. :-)

Donation by Mark Evans on 13/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hello ruby. Good luck on your bottle boat. Adam bullied me into donating but it's for a good cause. I wish you the best of luck.

Donation by Tom Eaton on 13/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Adam Davies on 13/03/12

£100.00

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You are my hero, be safe, not sorry xxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Megan Donaldson on 13/03/12

£3.76

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Good luck Matthew and the rest of the team. We have great faith in you like we always do Love Mum and Dad xxxxxx

Donation by Christine Nichol on 13/03/12

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Good Luck Lucie!! Try not to sink!! x

Donation by Phil Doherty on 12/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Having seen Lucy paddle I'm skeptical about your chances of success. Though if she should go overboard I could prob see my way to upping my donation!

Donation by David Underhill on 12/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Proud to support the work of AWF. Safe sailing! Cheers

Donation by Atlantic Divers www.atlantic-divers.com on 11/03/12

£175.00

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Good luck Ruby, we know how much you love those early mornings. Take care, Sarah & Pascal

Donation by Sarah Cranston on 10/03/12

£20.00

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Good luck with your challenge

Donation by David Hopwood on 09/03/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£905.76
  • Offline donations£500.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,405.76
  • Gift Aid£114.50

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