Having never been in a kayak and not famed for my upper body strength the challenge to paddle 135 miles over a week was, naturally, an opportunity not to be missed.
Travelling from Swindon to Teddington (the non-tidal Thames), the group of us are aiming to raise money for:
Baphumalele is an orphanage outside Cape Town that homes and feeds children that are exposed to some of the hardest conditions you can imagine. It is a grassroots organisation set up by Rosie, a member of the local community with a heart of gold who has dedicated her life to improving other.
Greenpop is a social enterprise that educates schools and communities in Southern Africa about the importance of recycling and preventing deforestation by planting trees
International Anti Poaching Foundation is fighting the battle against the extinction of the rhino and the illegal killing of other animals, many of which are endangered.
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