Monday 30th April 2012
Nine colleagues will attempt to kayak 60 miles in open sea to raise funds and awareness for an international aid charity.
Staff from the Truro branch of camping and outdoors equipment store Millets expect to kayak 30 miles a day and take one overnight break as they travel around Cornwall for their self-styled Paddle-A-Thon.
They will set off from Looe Bay on May 26 and after about 13 hours in the water will take an overnight break at Portscatho beach, near St Mawes. The following day they will get back in the kayak and head for the finish line in Cadgwith, 30 miles away.
The nine-strong team will be raising money for ShelterBox, based in Helston, in Cornwall, which provides shelter to communities affected by disasters such as floods, cyclones and mud slides.
Team member Gemma Weston said: "Against the elements and the open sea, plus things like hazard avoidance and tidal considerations it is no easy task."
Tim Bunting, general manager of ShelterBox UK, said: "We are delighted that the team from Millets in Truro has decided to support ShelterBox during their kayaking challenge and wish them good luck.
"Without the vital funds and awareness raised by our supporters, we would not be able to provide shelter, warmth and dignity to survivors of natural disasters worldwide."
To sponsor the team visit http://www.justgiving.com/paddle-a-thon.