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£745raised of £1,250 target by 29 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,250 to fund essential expedition equipment to enable school pupils with complex learning needs to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Location
Rowde, United Kingdom
Time left
21 days to go

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Please help, I am paddling the 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.

Please help, I am paddling the Devizes to Westminster Marathon Canoe Race over the Easter weekend to raise funds. It is 125 miles long, my aim is to finish it with me and boat in one piece, but 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.

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  • John Craze

    John Craze

    14 days ago

    John Craze

    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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  • John Craze

    John Craze

    16 days ago

    John Craze

    Paddling the qualifying distance on the Thames tomorrow, 30 miles and 10 portages. Fingers crossed for a sunny day!

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  • John Craze

    John Craze

    16 days ago

    John Craze

    Another great day, quarter of the way there! Thank you all so much for supporting. Great to see the positive comments from friends and colleagues.

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29

  • Mel Way

    Mel Way

    Mar 26, 2017

    Keep paddling Uncle John!

    £30.00

  • Deborah Loveridge

    Deborah Loveridge

    Mar 25, 2017

    Hope you reach your target! Enjoy your trip.

    £20.00

  • Janet Crabtree

    Janet Crabtree

    Mar 21, 2017

    What I love is your name aptly fits your challenge! Crazy Canoe Challenge by Mr J Craze!! Go Crazy Craze..... !!! X

    £20.00

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John Craze

John Craze

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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