Our Supporters


We’d like to thank the following companies for providing us with support for the Paddling For Freedom Challenge 2017. All equipment provided will be supplied to Sea Shepherd UK after the challenge and any funds raised will be used to fight the Seal Defence Legal Fund.  Kayaks play an important part in SSUK’s campaigns and the equipment will be put to good use protecting the UK’s marine wildlife.

If you would like to help us with either funding or equipment, please contact click to contact Mark


Earth Positive® apparel is made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and
ethical standards, in one of the world’s most environmentally damaging industries, and to provide the music, fashion and promotional garment industries with a familiar product with which to promote awareness and take action on climate change.

Organic and ethically made, but crucially, manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power, EarthPositive® is a practical and immediate solution for business and fashion to face their biggest challenge and take immediate action to combat climate change.

Earth Positive has adopted a robust policy with regard to the following minimum social responsibility criteria:

  • No use of child labour
  • No use of forced labour
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • Legal labour contracts
  • Payment of living wage
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • No discrimination against employees
  • No excessive hours of work

Earth Positive have very generously provided funding and clothing for the Paddling For Freedom Challenge and we are honoured to have them as a partner. Please visit their website by clicking here and learn all about their ethical and environmental credentials

re-wrap is a not-for-profit enterprise concerned with social and environmental change. Making a difference since 2002.

re-wrap* equips rural women with sewing skills, enabling them to live with dignity and self-respect. We make re-usable and re-cyclable cotton bags that adhere to fair trade principles whilst reducing waste to a minimum.

Need For Green was established to provide the solution to the growing problem of corporate environmental responsibility in the promotional merchandise industry. We supply ethical, sustainable and eco friendly business gifts.

Need for Green specialise in the supply and distribution of reusable shopping bags and actively campaign for the abolishment of plastic bags. We are market leading suppliers of sustainable transport promotional items such as pedometers and cycling accessories. We have many products and services available including logo printing, product design and packaging.

GEARLAB paddles were designed, produced and tested by a team of industrial engineers who are passionate about outdoor adventures, especially paddling. We understand what paddlers need and want, and built top-quality paddles that enhance speed, agility, adventure and fun on the water.

Gearlab have very generously donated two of their amazing Akiak paddles for Dave and Mark to use. They are a modern carbon fibre twist on the traditional Greenland Stick, a style of paddle that has been used for hundreds of years by Greenlandic kayakers. Their unusual shape allows paddlers to maintain a higher speed for longer without putting huge strain on back and arm muscles.

Storm Xccessories are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of 4×4 accessories, specialising in pick-up hardtops, bedliners and much more. Storm have supported Mark’s numerous challenges for Sea Shepherd UK and are supplying safety equipment and support for the Paddling For Freedom Challenge.