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SUP: Standing up for emotional health of young people

chris macdonaldMy name is Chris Macdonald. I am a normally known as a kayaker but have recently found a passion for stand-up paddle boarding. In July 2017 I will be crossing the English Channel on a SUP for charity. I have paddled across the Channel before in a sea kayak and according to my safety company, Full Throttle Boat Charters, I will be the FIRST to have crossed it in both a kayak and SUP board. I have set myself this challenge because I love challenging myself and more importantly making a difference in this world.

I am doing it to raise money for the Wave Project. This is a charity based all over the UK doing amazing work, improving the emotional health and reducing anxiety in young people by providing them with the opportunity to surf. I have chosen this charity because since living in Cornwall, I have got to understand the positive impact water sports can have on young people.

I have previous SUP experience but none in long distance paddle boarding, so I have started training hard in all conditions to get used to the board and figuring out what equipment I should use.

I have a Facebook page where you can follow my progress, ‘Chris Macdonald SUP Athlete’ @chrismacdonaldsup

All the money raised will go directly to the Wave Project, as I already have the cost of the safety crew covered. The more funding they get the more lives of young people they can change for the better!

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Robin Hood Watersports as they’ve been super kind and provided me with discounts of my SUP kit. Without this support from them this project would be much harder from a financial point of view.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write this press release, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it and please donate if you can!

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About thepaddlerezine (654 Articles)
Editor of The Paddler magazine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK.

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