Martin Simpson


08 Apr 2009

Terry's Thames Challenge

Martin's road manager, Terry Oliver is setting off to kayak the length of the River Thames this Friday. He will start at Cricklade in Wiltshire and intends to paddle approximately 20 miles a day, in order to reach the Gravesend Sailing Club (DA12 2RN) on Sunday 19th April. Terry is raising money for the BBC Children In Need Appeal and has set up a website for any kind people who would like to donate and support Terry on his trip.
Terry's first day on the tidal Thames will see him kayak down to Shadwell Basisn (E1W 3TD). The second day on the tidal Thames he aims to paddle from Shadwell Basin to Erith Yacht Club and the third day on the tidal Thames from Erith to Gravesend Sailing Club where he will end the trip. Any one who wishes to come and meet Terry and cheer him in at Gravesend Sailing Club is welcome and will be signed in as guests, there will be tea and coffee available and the gates will be open from 10am. Terry will arrive between midday to 1:00pm.
Terry will have a Pudsey Bear with him on some of his river journey - Pudsey will be looking for a VERY good home (up for auction at the Sailing Cub) as he will have had enough of Terry after all that time on the river! All proceeds will go to Children In Need of course.
Terry says, "A big thank you to all who have supported me so far!!".
We wish Terry all the very best of luck and hope that there will be a big reception waiting for him when he reaches Gravesend Sailing Club!

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