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6/1/11 – Kayak Mission 2010 update. Donations are still coming in and the total money raised for Little Harbour to date is £1,795.58. This is 90% of our target of £2000 - see our JustGiving website. We would like to thank everybody who has given a donation and the following people for helping us in our fundraiser; Matt Harradine - driving, Ian Ferguson of Procreation - flags, Cornwall Canoes - sail, Bernadette Thoreau of CHSW - fliers and photographs, Jay O'Donnell - weather forecasts, Ant James - clothing, Greg Cording - flares, Glyn Jones of Penrose Outdoor, Goldsithney Stores, Goldsithney Post Office.

21/10/10 – Kayak Mission 2010 update. Cornishman story - click-here

13/10/10 - DID IT! We set off from Portloe later than planned at 11.00am after getting caught up in the Truro Traffic Tailbacks. Although the wind had dropped it was still an unfavorable Easterly, which made it lumpy rounding the Dodman. Safely around the point  Andy speaks live to Laurence Reed on Radio Cornwall from from the kayak. We made it to Porthpean at 5.30pm and 16miles. Thanks to Bernadette from Children's Hospice South West for her help. It's been hard work but we've enjoyed it. Photo album of second leg (facebook public link) - click-here.

2/10/10 - Kayak Mission 2010 update. STUCK AT PORTLOE (with dry wetsuits). Force 4-5 SE winds and a ground swell bring confused seas and white water in the cove. We will try again another day, very soon.

1/10/10 - Kayak Mission 2010 update. WE MADE PORTLOE (SOMEHOW) After a live interview on the quayside for the David White show, we started from Truro at 10.30am and arrived at Portloe at 6.30pm. We are half way now (22miles logged on Ross's GPS). Recovering very nicely in Treverbyn House B&B, Veryan, c/o of Alison & Mike Rawling. Wetsuits are drying in the kitchen. Photo album of first leg (facebook public link) - click-here

30/9/10 - Kayak Mission 2010 update. See our story in today's West Britain, Cornishman & West Cornwall Packet - click-here

21/10/10 Your attention please - Kayak Misson 2010!

Hello, I’m Andy Monteith, one third of, and, owner of Monteith Fencing. Ross Burrow and Paul Condon make up the other two thirds of the staff. The three of us are raising money for Children’s Hospice South West by attempting to kayak from Truro to Porthpean near St Austell during two days in October – that’s a distance of 36 miles down the river and around the coast. We’re reckoning on reaching Portloe (20 miles) and crashing out for the night before completing the voyage the next day. We will be using two Hobie kayaks (a single seater and a tandem) with a pedal drive for most of the way, adopting conventional kayak paddles from time to time to give our legs a rest. If we are really lucky and the wind is right we will put a small sail up on each boat (Courtesy of Cornwall Canoes, St Columb) to give us an encouraging gentle push. The date of the event is all dependant on the weather and sea conditions so we will be setting ourselves a ‘window’; the month of October. We are planning to launch from the quay near Penrose Outdoor, Truro, who have kindly offered us parking for the duration of the trip.

Our journey will finish at Porthpean. Technically and literally our recovery site, it is also the location of Children’s Hospice South West third hospice Little Harbour, due to open in 2011. Last year Monteith Fencing made a donation of £1000 to the Precious Lives Appeal, and now we are asking you, our suppliers and customers and all of our friends and family to dig deep and show your support (or rolling support) for Children’s Hospice South West and Little Harbour where care and support and compassion will be on tap for life-limited children and their families. Please be a part of making that support possible and give generously, thank you.

To find out more, please check our page on the JustGiving website.

21/09/10 - This website goes live. Many thanks to web designer Greg Musser.

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