On Friday 18th September a team of adventurers will begin a 3 day journey along the river Stour in order to raise money for Alzheimer’s society and Catching Lives.
The team will begin their journey on the Friday near Ashford and cover 40 miles of river, emerging at Pegwell Bay near Sandwich on Sunday afternoon.
As the trip will take 3 days the team must take a lot of equipment with them in their boats, such as food, water and their camping equipment. It will also involve traversing the many weirs found along the river’s course.
Some members of the team are more experienced than others at being on the river, such as Vaughn Meredith and Matt Solly (pictured either side of Catching Lives staff member Graeme) who work for a river tours company in Canterbury. They will be leading the way to make sure those taking part are safe at all times.
The money raised for Catching Lives will go towards the running of the Canterbury Community Shelter, which is set to open for its 6th year this December and will run till the end of February 2016, offering both a safe space to sleep and the chance to work with staff to find accommodation, for up to 15 homeless people a night.
Some of the team are also raising money for Alzheimer’s society, which is one of the leading charities in the UK that support individuals affected by dementia.
If you would like to support the team on their journey you can do so by visiting their JustGiving page found by clicking here