The Wet Way Round from Hartland

The RNLI will be one of three charities to benefit from an extraordinary expedition during which three kayakers will paddle round the coast from North Devon to Cornwall. The trio are calling their adventure The Wet Way Round and will start at Hartland Qu

The RNLI will be one of three charities to benefit from an extraordinary expedition during which three kayakers will paddle round the coast from North Devon to Cornwall.

The trio are calling their adventure The Wet Way Round and will start at Hartland Quay on Saturday, May 1 and finish 14 days later in Saltash.

Proceeds from the voyage will be shared between the RNLI, the Cornish charity Shelterbox and Help For Heroes.

Darren Pascoe, Kyle Abrahams and Paul Beckinsale aim to paddle their kayaks for up to eight hours a day as they follow "the wet way" to Cornwall.


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The plan is to use the tide to their advantage as they head down to the notorious stretch of coast around Land's End and then up the south coast to their final destination outside the Union Inn in Saltash on May 14.

Darren Pascoe, aged 28 from Portreath, will be paddling for the RNLI. He first made contact with his fellow kayakers when they were looking for a personal trainer to help them get fit for the challenge:

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"While I was helping them I said I would be happy to take part if one of the original team had to drop out for any reason," he said.

"Well that's just what happened and here I am getting ready for the first of May. As someone who lives in a seaside village and is a member of the local Surf Lifesaving Club I understand and appreciate the importance of the RNLI to people around the coast. I also understand the need to support a charity like this that relies entirely on public donations to keep running. We've set ourselves a goal of raising �30,000 so that would mean a very useful �10,000 for the RNLI."

To find out more about the Wet Way Round challenge, fundraising events and how to donate, visit www.thewetwayround.org or visit the Wet Way Round group on Facebook.

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