Finn Burnham is a remarkable young man. At just 18 years old he is circumnavigating Wales solo by kayak to honour his friend, Callum Wylie, who sadly took his own life earlier this year.
After launching from Llandudno over a month ago on September 2nd, nearly 400 nautical miles later, via canals down the border between England and Wales, then by sea following the coast from Chepstow out to the west, braving seasickness in rough seas from Hurricane Helene and being battered by Storm Ali, Finn is on the last leg before home. With the backdrop of the mountains that were Finn and Callum’s playground as they grew up to spur him on, he’s now rounded the head of the Llyn Peninsula and is heading for home.
His family, friends and wider community are organising a huge welcome for him at the new lifeboat station on Saturday. He’s shown enormous courage as well as physical and mental endurance and we’d like as many people in boats of all sorts as well as a crowd on land to be there to applaud him.
What can you do? Any or all of these:
- Follow his progress on one of the social media channels where the time of his arrival will be announced
- Look for, tag and share #Shred4Cal
- Share as widely as possible
- Come down to the lifeboat station and make a noise
- Donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/callumwyliefoundationkayakwales