From White Wedding to White Water

With less than 3 weeks to go before I set off for the Alps I’ve been taking a moment to reflect on all that has brought me to this point. The last time I was heading to this corner of France it was to attend a very different event – my wedding. What would I […]

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Kayak for Blackthorn Poster Girl

I never cease to be amazed at the generosity and creativity of the people who have offered to help me with my project. The team at Hayward Design are helping me to spread the word about my project with posters, flyers and business cards. Gone are the days of blushing as I write my project […]

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Rafa Ortiz gives me some tips

Soon after I began paddling, I discovered a film called Chasing Niagara which documented Red Bull kayaker, Rafa Ortiz as he hatched a plan to kayak over Niagra Falls. Watching him kayak through treacherously dangerous but incredibly beautiful rivers involving descents from great heights was mezmerizing. Rafa has run some of the biggest waterfalls in […]

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Roff & Co – digital magicians

It’s safe to say that 2018 has been a year of acquiring new skills. I can now paddle forwards, backwards, roll upside down and come back up again, and I can just about stay upright on fast-moving water on a good day. Sadly, my technology skills have not made quite the same progress, so thank […]

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Watch my latest training video!

I shudder slightly when I think that I’m now more than half way through my training programme. July is looming, and being somewhat of a perfectionist, I’m unnecessarily concerned that I’m not quite where I should be by now. Having spent time in the company of accomplished kayakers I have set my sights on the […]

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How the funds will be spent. Marian Boswall, Landscape Architect, explains…

The Blackthorn Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent, is a supportive therapeutic environment in which people can recover, grow and develop. Their work is based on the belief that more than medication is required to affect positive change in people: namely community, meaningful work, therapeutic and peer support, and daily routine. Blackthorn uses a person-centred approach […]

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