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raised of £1,500 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £701 to complete our expedition to paddle 12 sup marathons in 12 countries on our plastic bottle sup (11 accomplished, only 1 to go!)

    Bajina Basta, Serbia
    Funded on Sunday, 15th October 2017

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    We have built a Stand Up Paddleboard out of plastic bottles to paddle 12 marathons in 12 countries in Europe. We have already acomplished 10 marathons in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia and have 2 more to go. We have witnessed a lot of plastic pollution on our journey and want to share our experiences to create an impact and inspire others to STAND UP FOR A BETTER WORLD.


    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.


    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.



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      • Claire Taylor

        Claire Taylor

        Sep 29, 2017

        Congratulations on what has been an epic adventure, and raising awareness on a very important issue. So proud of you both. Xxx


      • Lucinda Robins

        Lucinda Robins

        Sep 26, 2017

        Well done guys, truly incredible xx


      • Lana Haynes

        Lana Haynes

        Sep 19, 2017

        Thank you for choosing Balkans for your raising awareness project it needs it there so much . Just amazing. Can't wait to hear more about it . Lana


      • Arabella Ramsay

        Arabella Ramsay

        Sep 7, 2017

        Well done you two- such an amazing challenge. Keep it up and good luck for the few! xx


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        Sep 5, 2017

      • David Jenkins

        David Jenkins

        Sep 5, 2017

        KBO! Love Dai xx


      • Sally Jenkins

        Sally Jenkins

        Sep 5, 2017

        Such an incredible thing you are doing Caro and Carlos! Keep up the amazing work. Big love xxx


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      Carlos and Carolyn

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      Bajina Basta, Serbia

      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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