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£1,346raised of £1,250 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,346 to fund essential expedition equipment to enable school pupils with complex learning needs to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Rowde, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 24th April 2017

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    Please help, I am paddling the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Marathon Canoe Race over the Easter weekend to raise funds for the young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award at Rowdeford School. The school expedition kit is on it's last legs, (one teacher told me a lady called Hilary donated it after they had finished using it in 1953, i'm not sure this is true). Anyway it's pretty old and worn and if anymore young people at Rowdeford are going to get to the top of their mountain they are going to need some tents that were made in this decade.

    It is 125 miles long, my aim is to finish it with me and boat in one piece, however I would love to finish it an accumulated time of under 24 hours!

    I am asking to be sponsored by the mile to provide me with incentive to keep going when the going gets tough, like sponsorship used to be! Therefore I will return any over paid funds if I pull out of the race early. So that means if 100 people sponsor me 10p a mile and I finish the race I will hit my target.

    I am hoping I can upload my daily progress on Facebook so keep your eyes peeled. Many thanks for your generosity, it will make a real difference to the young people at Rowdeford School, now and in the future.



    • John Craze7 months ago
      John Craze

      John Craze

      7 months ago

      With great relief I passed under Westminster Bridge this morning in a total time of 21 hours and 35 minutes. A massive thank you to all the people that supported me during the race, it was fantastic to hear and see so many people cheering me on! A massive thank you to everybody that has sent me messages of support and donated to the fundraising cause. With everyone's help and generosity I have exceeded the target which is amazing.

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    • John Craze8 months ago
      John Craze

      John Craze

      8 months ago

      24 miles on the Kennet and Avon on Sunday. No portages, a real bum killer! Thank you for all the supportive messages and generous donations, fantastic to see the total hit rise above the 50% mark. Just under three weeks to go!

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    • John Craze9 months ago
      John Craze

      John Craze

      9 months ago

      Good day on the Thames unfortunately rainy not sunny! Lots of flow, didn't fall in once and came in under 5 hours :) Some lovely messages of support, you know the PT speedos will feature somewhere Adam Richards!

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    • Simon Smith

      Simon Smith

      Apr 19, 2017

      Well done mate


    • Sarah Curwen

      Sarah Curwen

      Apr 18, 2017

      Well done John - sorry I missed the boat, but better late than never...


    • Matt (strokes) Wynne

      Matt (strokes) Wynne

      Apr 17, 2017

      Nice one John. Bit late with the donation and wishes of support. But you've done it now! Good job x


    • George Long

      George Long

      Apr 17, 2017


    • Maggie Moore

      Maggie Moore

      Apr 15, 2017

      Go for it. We are thinking of you. I know how hard it is


    • Wendy McMahon

      Wendy McMahon

      Apr 14, 2017

      Well done JC x


    • Antonia Atha

      Antonia Atha

      Apr 14, 2017


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    John Craze

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    Rowde, United Kingdom

    I always thought I would like to complete the infamous Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race one day but was never sure when, too many other things to do! When I moved to the Devizes area I didn't have much choice, I had to give it a go, there was a very worthy cause, so here goes...

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