Friday 27 April 2012
Millets Truro to do paddle-a-thon for ShelterBox
Staff from the Truro branch of camping and outdoors equipment store, Millets, will be attempting a 60 mile kayak challenge next month in aid of ShelterBox.
The nine colleagues will be heading out into the open sea, setting off from Looe Bay, Cornwall and finishing in Cadgwith, Cornwall. They are aiming to kayak approximately 30 miles a day with a break overnight at Portscatho beach near St Mawes.
They expect to be on the water for approximately 13 hours a day and will then enjoy a well-earned barbeque upon their arrival at Cadgwith.
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.
‘If people would like to get involved they can ring us at the shop and we will give them details of support we currently need and details of the event. If a business is kind enough to support this event then we can display sponsors' names and banners in photographs and on the kayaks.’
Tim Bunting, ShelterBox UK general manager, 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 click here.