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Kayak from Plymouth to Roscoff for Charity without leaving land!

15th May 2017

The Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust are delighted to have been chosen by Drake Circus as one of their four charities of the year, along with St. Lukes Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society and Shekinah Mission. The virtual kayak is the first event for the four Drake Circus charities to all work together and support each other.

The charity kayak challenge is being supported by British Canoeing using three ergo kayaks that are currently on loan from the national governing body to the Mount Batten Centre.

Alex King, Centre Director says “We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of the Drake Circus charities this year. Being situated in Britain’s Ocean City we believe that it’s incredibly important that anyone, especially children, should be able to experience being on or near the water and learn new experiences including team-work and confidence building. Whilst you won’t get wet having a go on our ergo kayaks, events such as this are a great way for us to demonstrate the wide range of activities that we do here at the Centre, whilst supporting other excellent charities in Plymouth.”


Renowned polar explorer Antony Jinman will be visiting the kayakers at 1pm on the day to support the event, and students from Woodlands Special School will also be getting involved with the challenge too.

The event starts at 8am on Thursday 18th May at Drake Circus and finishes at 8pm - all are welcome to come and have a go at virtual kayaking! 

Posted by Mount Batten Centre at 8:52am

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