Head For The Wild

Head For The Wild - Caledonian Canal 100km Kayak Challenge!

Fundraising for Derbyshire Mind
raised of £2,000 target
Kayaking 100km across the entire length of the Caledonian Canal from the Atlantic Ocean to The North Sea, 15 June 2024
Derbyshire Mind

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We deliver free community groups & services to improve mental health across Derbyshire


After such a successful expedition last year, WE ARE BACK!! 🚣🛶

We completed the famous “Haute Route”, trekking >200km from Mont Blanc in France to the Matterhorn in Switzerland and raised over £2,000 for Derbyshire Mind! We would all like to say a massive thank you once again to all who supported us!

We are now asking for your incredible support and donations to help us get through another gruelling challenge!

☀️HEAD FOR THE WILD SUMMER CHALLENGE 2024 IS HERE!! Our team of four complete beginners is embarking on a challenge that will push us to our limits. We are attempting to row across the Caledonian Canal; a 100km long waterway that runs through the Scottish Highlands starting in the Atlantic Ocean at Fort William 🌊 ending in the North Sea at Inverness 🐟 We aim of completing the full length in just 2 days!

As always, we're doing it all for a great cause - Derbyshire Mind, a local mental health charity that provides vital support to those in need.

We know this won't be easy, as we have never kayaked before! We'll be training hard both physically and mentally to prepare ourselves for what will undoubtedly be a highly demanding challenge. We're determined to succeed and show others that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it.

We are extremely lucky to have the pleasure of working with Nottingham Kayak Club, who are providing everything for us, training, equipment and most importantly opportunity. We are very grateful for their help and we could not do it without them.

✅ We're asking for your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal of £2,000. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a difference in supporting Derbyshire Mind's important work. Your contribution will help us achieve our goal and inspire others to take on their own personal challenges. Mind really do make a massive difference to peoples lives. The charity means so much to all of us at Head For The Wild and they support everything we believe in. Your donations will make a direct impact to peoples lives and help those who really need it.

Join us on 15th and 16th June 2024 as we embark on this incredible journey and make a difference together!

Please take a look at our social media to keep up to date with our progress:





About the charity

Derbyshire Mind

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Derbyshire Mind deliver community mental health and wellbeing services that improve mental health & resilience, build awareness around common mental health conditions, support people to connect with others to reduce isolation, and provide information about mental health conditions & local services.

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