Tomorrow I get in boat and start paddling to Stornoway, that in itself is amazing, to have time off to paddle.
Before I go though, the fundraising has just been out of this world. All those little things, the opportunities I’ve jumped at in the hope of eeking out a little more, the spamming of friends and acquaintances on Facebook and Twitter, the learning basic HTML to facilitate this website. The magazine’s the newspapers the radio, every opportunity no matter how hard it’s been to accommodate it all amongst work life and family, has been worth it.
As I write there is a dazzling £8952 raised. Plus a possible £2145 in gift aid. That is basically the target met, so anything that comes along now is fantastic. Like all of you have donated, simply fantastic. You generous people have made this project worthwhile.
Kokatat, Vango, Kayak London and a few other companies have made the personal financial hit more bearable by supporting me with great equipment and materials. Several individuals (you know who you are) have helped point me on the right path to making this project so much greater than it would have been without that advice.
To all of you, a very big thank you for being a part of this, now sit back, relax in the comfort of your home and as of tomorrow, I hope to share a wee adventure with you.