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Annie's Dream

I am circumnavigating the UK using a 17ft kayak for Multiple Sclerosis Society because I want to help people living with MS

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  • In memory of: Annette Price
  • Event: Annie's Dream, 01 Mar 2017 to 08 Aug 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Society

We are the MS Society. We are strong enough to stop MS together.

Charity Registration No. 1139257

Story

This March, I am attempting a circumnavigation of Great Britain on
a sea kayak.
The kayak ‘Annie’s dream’, is named after my nan, who had MS. It was always her dream to watch her grandchildren grow up and be fruitful.

The planned expedition will cover a distance of over 3,000 miles,
clockwise around Britain.  I aim to leave Cardiff the first week of March (weather permitting), paddling approximately 30 miles per day, and aim to return approximately 6 months later, taking on the most exposed and notorious stretches of the coast.

Most of you have walked the coast, and wondered what's further
ahead. I am like most. I understand the enormity of my journey along the shoreline, the extensive personal challenge, including battling with fatigue both mentally and physically.

My nan having MS was my first experience of unavoidable suffering.
I grew up with an outlook that has only furthered my enthusiasm for love and laughter and I do believe we can conquer any emotion with a simple smile. My nan’s smile was there for me each and every glance, and continues to inspire me. 
Annie battled fatigue no doubts about it, educating me with the daily routine day and night. I aim to battle fatigue with the same smile while I am circumnavigating the coast of the UK.

The expedition has largely been sponsored by Centegreat Engineering LTD. I am extremely grateful for their commitment and generous donation, without which, I wouldn’t be able to do this trip.

The key aim of the expedition is to raise as much money for a charity close to my heart; The MS Society. I am hoping to meet a lot of people along my travels and increase awareness of MS, and the great work the charity is doing.

For further thoughts combined with photographs and progress click the link.
(https://www.facebook.com/surfrastaswisdom)

A donation given here will allow the MS Society to claim an extra 25% on top in Gift Aid, so please tick the box.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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