Menai To Mumbles Madness - Sea Kayak Fundraising Challenge Launches Off!
On 18th May 2013, an 18-strong team launches off on a gruelling sea kayaking challenge to raise money and awareness for two vital charities by spending nine days literally paddling their own canoe approximately 290 miles around the beautiful but demanding coast of Wales.
The Sea Kayaking Challenge, sponsored by Red Lion Foods (who give 100% of their post-tax profit to armed forces charities and charitable activities), sets off from the National Watersports Centre, Plas Menai, North Wales and plans to reach its destination at Langland in the Gower, South Wales, just nine days later, on 26th May.
Conceived and put together by former Wales RFU Captain Paul Thorburn, the team consists of mainly novices who have put their names forward for the exhausting effort in aid of two worthy armed forces charities, the Royal British Legion and Scotty's Little Soldiers, set up to support the children of servicemen and women killed in action.
It is a serious undertaking and the team have received expert advice from Sea Kayaking UK owner, Nigel Dennis, who will also be loaning the team world-class equipment in the form of Triton double kayaks and paddles. Sport Wales at the National Watersports Centre have also been instrumental in helping advise the team on their arduous training and preparation.
Neyland Yacht Haven is proud to be hosting the RIB support as the challenge passes through our waters, and wishes the Sea Kayak Challenge team every success in both their endeavour and in their outstanding fundraising effort.
Anyone wishing to donate to this extremely worthwhile cause can visit the fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | Menai To Mumbles Madness's fundraising page.