3 Lakes Kayak Challenge

23/09/2018, 11:48
Posted in: Fundraising

Recent fundraising activity has included a team of staff completing the 3 lakes kayak challenge

On Saturday 23rd September a team of 11 Action for Family Carers staff and their partners successfully completed the Three Lakes Challenge fundraising event. 

kayak-challenge.jpgThey travelled to the Lake District on the Friday and were up at 4.45 am on Saturday to be on the water at first light.  Ahead of the team was the prospect of kayaking 35 km along the three largest lakes in the Lake District within 12 hours. 

The team reached Coniston at 7.00 am.  This was a mere 7km, then, after a very quick snack and a short drive, they undertook the longest lake, Windermere, 17 km.  The last lake was Ullswater, 11 km, and by 5.00 pm the Challenge was completed. 

Not only did the team paddle for 35km, they also had to load the kayaks on and off the road trailers at every stage.  By the end of the Challenge they felt very heavy indeed.  The Challenge was daunting but everyone completed it with big smiles on their faces.

The money raised by the team will go to Action for Family Carers and other charities nominated by the participants. 

The group picture shows (L-R) Lisa Harris, Luke Harris, Caroline Tichborne, Nick Daws, Kevin Carter, Sharon Williams, Jayne Hare, Fiona Craik, Kim Smith, Nichola Faiers and Jenny Goodson