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£256raised of £750 target by 10 supporters

Weʼre raising £750 to Solo Circumnavigation around Ireland by Kayak, to raise awareness and funds for The Whale Company.

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solo circumnavigation of Ireland by Kayak

The 1000 mile expedition will cover complex coastline and exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, which creates challenging conditions; adding to the difficulty of the challenge. The motivation for doing this comes from the sea and the waterways (it shouldn't do), the amount of plastic cluttering our oceans is damaging ecosystems and wildlife. For example a whale which died in early June this year because it had digested 85 plastic bags...and 3000 marine mammals die from plastic related issues each year, in Thailand alone. This is why I am raising funds for The Whale Company. It is a small but hardworking organisation which is fighting the issue through education and Clear ups.

The Whale Company is (registering as) a charity – our mission is to work with schools and communities to promote connection to nature through sports, the arts and craft; driving positive change in attitude and behavior and encouraging the emergence of innovative solutions for a more sustainable world.

Any money raised will go directly to the The Whale Company, which is in the process as registering as a charity, hence the crowd funding page, rather than a charity page. they are hardworking and don't waste any money.

The challenge of paddling a thousand (+) miles is not only going to be physically hard for me, but others have helped and are helping me get to Ireland to start the epic journey:

REED - have supplied my clothing equipment, which me make me as warm and comfortable as can be:



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    • Jean Eastland

      Jean Eastland

      Jul 6, 2018

      Whatever you do, we are proud of you. Love Jean and Rosie xx


    • Paul Jewell

      Paul Jewell

      Jul 1, 2018

      Great challenge, well done on creating awareness and Good Luck! The Jewell Family.


    • Alex Finding

      Alex Finding

      Jun 28, 2018

      Go on Pilchard, you'll smash it fella.


    • Ben Conner

      Ben Conner

      Jun 20, 2018

      Go on pilch!! Xx


    • Don Hawkley

      Don Hawkley

      Jun 13, 2018

      Get your hair cut!


    • Daniel Foreman

      Daniel Foreman

      Jun 13, 2018

      Good Luck Richard!Daniel


    • Joshua Mellors

      Joshua Mellors

      Jun 13, 2018

      Jealous I can't go with you Pilch, but you know we are backing you the whole way!! Good luck and a great cause!


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