Kayak Challenge – And They’re Off!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 19, 2014


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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. 

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They will be followed by our support team driving vehicles kindly supplied and branded by Rybrook Group. 

We will be posting updates and photos during the challenge on both our twitter feed https://twitter.com/Get_AHead_Trust and our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/GetAHeadCharity as well as on the dedicated Kayak Challenge facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/GetAhead2014 so be sure to follow their journey, there are bound to be a few fun anecdotes along the way.

The team are raising much needed funds to support vital research in to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) and Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC).  To date the have raised over £15000 between them.   If you would like to sponsor the teams and show your encouragement and support please follow the links to their Just Giving pages  and of course please tweet any words of encouragement by sharing on Twitter

Team one:

Carl Turbitt (who instigated the event, has been the driving force to get it done and whose wife suffers from ACC)

Steven Turbitt (Carl’s brother, has a love of Martial arts and is partially-sighted)


Team Two:

Tom Bromwich (Chairman of Get A-Head, both Tom and his family are affected by MTC),

Mark Lawton (a very good friend of Tom and his family, his fundraising is being matched by Microsoft)


Team Three:

Mark Esom (very good friend of Tom’s and has also lost a close friend to ACC)

Murray West (friend and colleague of Mark’s)


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