We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve hit our first milestone of £500. We’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve been shown and would like to thank everyone who has donated so far.
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Paddling For Freedom team members John and David hit the water around the island of Anglesey yesterday as part of their training for the challenge.
John was assisting David with his Sea Kayaking Level 3 qualification. They had a great training session, including some rescue work, but unfortunately the day was cut short due to a recurring back pain that David has. He’s working hard to get it sorted prior to the challenge and we’re confident he will. We’re also confident he’ll have his Level 3 certificate very soon!
The training is ramping up now, with work in the gym, on the hills and most importantly on the water. As with all big challenges, many months of work go into making it a success. Unlike many challenges, this one requires a lot of safety training too. We want to be as responsible as we can so we are practising self recovery techniques as well as using teamwork to rescue each other. We can’t take any chances out at sea!
A question that has been asked a few times – “Why do you need to do such a tough challenge? Surely if you did half the distance, people would still give you the money!”
Mainly we believe that if we are going to ask people for their money, then it’s only right that Continue reading “Why such a hard challenge??”
Just exactly who is The Taiji Weatherman? And why is he undertaking this breathtaking challenge?
The Taiji Weatherman, real name John Legg, is an international man of mystery, a fierce campaigner for the oceans and a man prepared to place himself in front of a rifle to save seals.
Continue reading “The Taiji Weatherman – Just who is he??”