Kayak enthusiast takes on epic challenge for CLIC Sargent

David Hickey has taken on a gruelling 100 mile kayak challenge to raise funds for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Kayak enthusiast takes on epic challenge for CLIC Sargent

David, along with kayak experts from Sea Kayak and SUP, set out from Salcombe South Sands, Devon to Fowey, Cornwall, using only their kayaks to travel the great distance.

David, a funeral director from south Devon, was moved by the support and care given by CLIC Sargent to a family whose daughter recently died of cancer.

David said: “This is the first fundraising challenge I have taken on and the furthest I have kayaked. With children of my own, I wanted to show my support for CLIC Sargent and make a big difference.

On the second night of the epic trip, the team camped at Polperro beach, just 8k from the end of the challenge. Sadly though, the weather came in overnight and it was unsafe to get back on the water and the trip ended instead with a big fry-up in the local café.

Although disheartened to have got so close to the finish, David was thrilled with his efforts and pleased to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. He is already planning his next fundraiser and hoping to eventually circumnavigate the UK.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell said: “We are so grateful to David and the team for supporting CLIC Sargent. This was an incredible challenge and David did so well."

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell on 01392 314 673 or email: stephanie.cherington-rimmell@clicsargent.org.uk.

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