Kayakers aim for Lundy for Chemo Appeal

The group will be setting their sights on Lundy for the Chemo Appeal.

The group will be setting their sights on Lundy for the Chemo Appeal. - Credit: Archant

The group of six from Hartland are setting out on the 22-mile adventure over the next couple of weeks, tides and weather depending.

A GROUP of intrepid adventurers are hoping to kayak from Lee Bay to Lundy Island in aid of the Chemotherapy Appeal.

Nick Bell, Lucy Goaman, Robin Allin, Paul Meaker, Tim Lockwood and Kerris Lockwood, from Hartland, are hoping to take on the challenge in the next couple of weeks.

The group is also raising money for Cancer Research UK after losing people close to their hearts over the last year to cancer.

Robin, who is a watch manager at Hartland fire station, said the team were making the crossing with support and coaching from Rob McIntyre who runs Sea Kayaking South West.

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He said: “We’re hoping to make the crossing at the end of August/early September, weather and tides permitting.

“We’ve been training hard and we’re just about ready to go.

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“The distance is 22 miles across open sea, and we’re doing it without a support boat. Bonkers or brave? You decide!”

Anyone wishing to donate towards the challenge can do so by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LundyKayakChallenge.

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