Thursday, 21 November 2013

Philippa Arding is the winner of the MCS Fundraiser of the Year Award 2013

Philippa’s husband Nick, and friend Lee embarked on an epic "Around Britain" sea kayaking challenge in May this year after two years of planning. Philippa was keen to support MCS’ beach cleans and organised eleven beach cleans around the country to coincide with Nick and Lee’s overnight stops.

Unfortunately after 400 miles of kayaking, Lee suffered an injury - but this didn’t end the challenge, Philippa stepped in to join Nick and took Lee’s place! As a relatively inexperienced kayaker (in her own words) it is even more incredible that Philippa went on to kayak 800 miles with Nick!

During the four month challenge, Philippa:

Raised £3,723.13
Cleaned 16 beaches
Involved 122 volunteers
Collected 139 bags of rubbish plus 50 kg of litter whilst in their kayaks
Gave 5 presentations to schools and groups and have another 4 lined up

If you would like to support Philippa and Nick’s incredible challenge you can sponsor them here

We are looking forward to working with Philippa and Nick on future sea kayaking projects – look out for more information next year!
Philippa and Nick Arding on their epic "Around Britain" kayak challenge

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