Monday, 28 February 2011

West Coast Kayak Challenge

This is not a reference to the west coast of New Zealand  but to the west coast of  Scotland so this post will appear on both this blog and on my Eagleton Notes Blog too.  It would be so much easier if I had just one blog!  When I started this blog, however,  I had no idea that I would end up living here for more than just one or two summers.

This is about a journey to be made by a friend of Andy, our son who died of cancer on the 4 June 2006.  Bruce Jolliffe starts today,  Monday UK time, on a 313 miles by sea kayak from Largs to Stornoway where Andy was brought up.   The aim is to raise lots of cash for the Royal Marsden in London, (where Andy was treated), the Beatson in Glasgow (where, coincidentally I was treated) and RNLI, (The Royal National Lifeboat Institution) in Andy's  memory.  The expedition is self funded. All donations go to the causes. The expedition will update via Facebook, Twitter and website - West Coast Kayak Challenge (with GPS).


  1. Thanks for the info. I know you've mentioned this before but then the fundraising purpose was not made clear... Or at least I didn't get it. Understand better now. Hope all goes well!

  2. I'm a more recent follower. My heart aches for the loss of your son. So, when the new month comes, I'll be able to send something. Will there be a link here or Facebook to donate?