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£1,958
raised of £12,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,958 to Paddle 12 marathons across Europe on paddle boards made of plastic bottles; and teach local communities how to build plastic bottle boards.

    12 locations in Europe
    Funded on Monday, 5th June 2017

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    Launching on World Ocean's Day, 8th June 2017, Carlos and Carolyn will paddle 12 marathons across Europe on their PLASTIC BOTTLE Paddle Boards; and in every marathon location, they will teach the local community how to build a paddle board out of plastic bottles.

    AIMS
    Raise awareness of plastic pollution in rivers and the ocean
    Encourage more people to participate in stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) by making it affordable for all
    Be the first people to complete a marathon on a plastic bottle SUP board.

    SUP
    Stand up paddle boarding is fast becoming one of the most popular water sports. It is a great way to connect to nature whilst keeping fit and healthy in a fun way. You can paddle almost anywhere - on rivers, lakes and the ocean and anyone can have a go… if they can afford it. We want to show people how easy it is to build a really stable board out of plastic bottles.

    PLASTIC POLLUTION
    There is growing awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean; by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight (World Economic Forum). Although plastic can be recycled, only 24% of the five million tonnes of plastic used in the UK every year is recycled or re-used. This needs to change. We will be taking 120 bottles out of the environment every time we build a board.

    THE TEAM
    As teachers and sports lovers, both Carlos and Carolyn want to inspire children and adults to participate in SUP, a beautiful sport that allows people to experience the joy of walking on water, whilst connecting to nature. We believe SUP should be accessible to everyone, no matter what your background.

    We also want to bring people together to look after the environment. Sadly, when you paddle, it won’t be too long before you see plastic and other pollution floating in the water. The impact has a lasting effect and will make you want to do something about it.

    If you want to host or join a marathon or build a board: email supmarathon@gmail.com.

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      • Enjoy Education

        Enjoy Education

        May 23, 2017

        Good luck Carolyn and Carlos - the whole Enjoy team are rooting for you! xx

        £100.00

      • Annabelle & Anthony

        Annabelle & Anthony

        May 18, 2017

        Good luck!! Will be thinking of you lots Xxx

        £30.00

      • Mark Dean

        Mark Dean

        May 9, 2017

        £100.00

      • Victoria Garthwaite

        Victoria Garthwaite

        May 8, 2017

        Good luck Carolyn - lovely to see you face on FB !x Vicki

        £30.00

      • Wim Pyl

        Wim Pyl

        May 8, 2017

        Awesome work! Hope to meet the two of you in Paris!

        £20.00

      • Donald Carse

        Donald Carse

        May 8, 2017

        Best of luckBarbara and don

        £100.00

      • Charlie and Rich

        Charlie and Rich

        May 7, 2017

        An important cause - well done guys

        £30.00

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      Carlos and Carolyn

      Carlos and Carolyn

      12 locations in Europe

      Carlos and Carolyn are a Brazilian/British couple who love sports and care deeply about the environment. They are both teachers with a passion for educating others about the problems of plastic pollution and encouraging people to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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