Land Rover Staff Support Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on January 30, 2015

Land Rover Solihull Charity Fund has recently donted £1,500 to Get A-Head following the successful Kayak Challenge last year.   Following the successful completion of the Get A-Head Kayak Challenge last year, Stephen Mulvey, a member of staff at Land Rover Solihull and a friend of Carl Turbitt, nominated Get A-Head to receive a donation …Read more

Get A-Head Celebrate!!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 30, 2014

                  On Saturday 28th June Get A-Head held a party to celebrate our 20th Birthday and the completion of the fantastic Kayak Challenge the previous week. The evening saw friends, family and supporters of the charity and the kayakers join us at Edgbaston Cricket Ground to celebrate the …Read more

Day Three of The Kayak Challenge

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 25, 2014

Day Three was another early start, kayaks and cars all loaded up by 7am and a nice hearty breakfast for all! The boys are feeling a little tired but ready to get this challenge DONE! Fingers taped up and wrists supported and sprayed with coolfreeze! Protein bars stuffed into top pockets and camel packs filled and …Read more

Day Two of the Kayak Challenge

Posted by Anne-Marie on

Day two started out nice and early, everyone met for breakfast at 7am and fuelled up for the day ahead! We dropped the team back to yesterday’s finish point High House Bridge– just a short hop from the hotel! The team were all in good spirits and the banter was already flowing as we waved …Read more

Day One of Kayak Challenge

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 20, 2014

              Day One of the Kayak Challenge saw the Team have a great send of from Rybrook at Hockley Heath – where the team and family, friends and supporters came to cheer them on and wave them off on their way. The children enjoyed trying the sports cars for size!  …Read more

Kayak Challenge – And They’re Off!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 19, 2014

  Today, Thursday 19th June 2014, sees our 6 intrepid supporters start their epic Kayak Challenge to kayak along The Grand Union Canal, from Hockley Heath, Solihull to London – 122 miles and 166 locks to navigate in 3 days.  They will be followed by our support team driving vehicles kindly supplied and branded by …Read more

Kayak Challenge Sponsors and Donors

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 12, 2014

  Get A-Head would like to thank the following companies who have kindly sponsored the Kayak Challenge, without who the challenge would not be possible. We would also like to thank the following companies who have donated to the fundraising in support of research into MTC and ACC. AC Lloyd Band Hatton Button Advent PR …Read more

Kayak Challenge Training

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 2, 2014

Take a look at some of the photos of some of the team in training. Looks like Mark E & Murray have adapted to the differences in stability kayaking in their K2 as opposed to the single Kayak they started in.  Tom looks like he’s lost his kayaking partner, Mark L is in Wales training in a …Read more

Kayak Challenge June 2014

Posted by Louise John on March 13, 2014

Get A-Head Kayak Challenge 2014 A team of 6 Get A-Head supporters will be grabbing their paddles and hopping into their K2 Kayaks in June this year, all to increase the profile of Get A-Head and to raise much needed funds to support vital research in to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) and Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC). So…The challenge consists of …Read more