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VETERAN TO TACKLE 222 MILE FUNDRAISING KAYAK TRIP
Veteran Graham Stobbs will be embarking on a kayak challenge along with veteran Cormac Doyle MBE from The Bridge Charity. The team will be raising money for the Veteran’s Hub Swindon, Walking with the Wounded and The Veterans Hub Weymouth, three charities dedicated to supporting the continued wellbeing of veterans. Graham will set off from Dungeness in Kent and sprint 29 miles across the channel, before completing a further gruelling 10+ hours of kayaking a day as he follows the coast of France down to the Pegasus Bridge War Memorial and finally completes the challenge at Point Du Hoc.
Graham, 48, who is currently training hard for the trip, commented: “I’m excited and nervous about the trip. The challenge will push the boundaries of my mental wellbeing, endurance and physical capability. Mental health and PTSD is a real challenge for veterans that commonly goes unrecognised for many years after service and the funds are desperately needed so I’m determined to do my bit to help those who have given so much for their country.”
Graham added “This is also part of my own healing process and I hope to encourage others to reach out about their own difficulties and seek help like I did. I want to show there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
To donate please visit: https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/221-mile-kayak