Keith’s paddleboard fundraising challenge
Please join us in congratulating Keith, who has completed the SUP Great Glen Challenge, a 92km paddle race across Scotland. In doing so he’s also on track to raise £2,000 for Calvert Trust Exmoor!
Before the event, Keith wrote: “I’ll be (fundraising) as part of the Great Glen Challange, the most intimidating of the SUP events that make up the UK Paddle Endurance Series. The race starts in Fort William and follows the Caledonian Canal all the way to Inverness on the other side of Scotland, crossing Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness, all 34km of it, along the way.
I’m raising money for the Calvert Trust, which enables people with disabilities to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities that would otherwise prove impossible….and makes a huge difference to the lives of over 20,000 people every year. Having grown up in Somerset, I have chosen to raise money specifically for the Calvert Trust’s Exmoor Centre.”
And added he’s hoping to “complete the race in around 18 hours or so.”
Keith went on to beat his predicted time and completed the challenge despite some rough weather and waves on Loch Ness. Not bad for someone who only started paddleboarding in January!
At the time of posting this news, Keith has raised a wonderful £1,755 for us and is hoping to hit the £2,000 mark.
If you would like to donate to Keith and help him reach this total, please give what you can by visiting his fundraising page.
Our thanks to Keith for choosing to fundraise on our behalf! Every pound he generates will go towards our Birthday Appeal.
Here are some images of Keith taking part in the Great Glen Challenge…