Weʼre raising £250,000 to Raise funds for Walking with the Wounded and Veterans Hubs, for veterans continued support and welfare.
- Swindon, Wiltshire
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Single handedly and at 48 years old I will be completing an epic 222 mile Kayak challenge in May/June 2020 from Dungeness UK, across the English Channel and down the Normandy coastline to Pegasus Bridge (France) having suffered with mental health and trying to take my life in May 2018, I have taken on a mental and physical challenge. The trip is for me to push the boundaries of mental wellbeing, endurance, physical capability and the funds raised will help all the veterans that need physical, mental and financial support.
From Dungeness, I will kayak on average 12 hours and 20 miles a day until I get to the Pegasus Bridge memorial on the 6th June 2020. where I will lay a wreath & remember our fallen and their sacrifice. Moving on to the final stopping point, Point Du Hòc. This is where the challenge finishes!
Having suffered with PTSD for many years & not speaking out I tried to take my life May 2018! Having been on this journey of recovery and understanding why we are what we are, why we think like we do, why we react like we react. By therapy, I find myself in a better place & able to now help others on theirs through my own personal experience.
The fundraising will support the Hubs that have been set up to help support those through difficult times whether that be mentally, physically or financially or sometimes just & ear to rent. Andy Price opened the Veterans Hub, Weymouth just over a year ago and immediately found that veterans having been suffering in silence for years with mental health & has tried to give these guys & girls somewhere to relax ,feel part off and accepted, along with the usual banter & a cuppa.
After the successful launch of the Veterans Hub in Swindon, veterans are now receiving the support that's missing. Growing in strength and numbers, we are asking for your donations so that this support that is so valuable can continue and reach more veterans.
We would like to thank our sponsors who have kindly donated to our fundraising challenge: Synister Music Events, MFor Festival, Gel Studios, Faldings Fandangos, Barnes Coaches, ASF Signs, Canoe & Kayak Store, Cotswold Canoe Hire, Talk In Code, Craig Cohoon Watersports, All Call Signs,
You can also follow us on social media using the link below: https://www.facebook.com/groups/345574786275409/
Having never kayaked before haha and only six months training under my belt this will be interesting.
Please donate & thank you for your support x
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Graham Stobbs5 months ago
Thank you to everyone for your donations so far. We have now reached £1115 thanks to another donation from Gel Studios
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Mar 31, 2020
Thanks for all that you are doing to help others! Money raised from raffle. Best of luck in your kayak adventure 😀
Mar 13, 2020
Wishing you all the best with it Graham. Huge kudos to you for taking this on.
Mar 11, 2020
Never give up the fight 💜
Mar 9, 2020
Feb 29, 2020
Well done Graham, everyone's behind you every stroke of the way 👍
Feb 27, 2020
Very best of luck with the trip. It’s a great cause
Jan 18, 2020
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