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ULTIMATE Wales Expedition

ULTIMATE Wales Expedition


Event Details

Creator: Sarah Leighton

Event Date: 13th Aug 2018

Event Id: 13680

Charities Supported:

  • Keep Wales Tidy - 1082058 - 25%
  • Search And Rescue Dog Association Wales - 506056 - 25%
  • Mind - Head Office - 219830 - 25%
  • Sarda South Wales Mountain Rescue - 1090466 - 25%
Previous
  • Keep Wales Tidy
    Keep Wales Tidy
  • Search And Rescue Dog Association Wales
    Search And Rescue Dog Association Wales
  • Mind - Head Office
    Mind - Head Office
  • Sarda South Wales Mountain Rescue
    Sarda South Wales Mountain Rescue
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Target: £2,000

Ruler

Raised so far: £2,136.00
Donations: 94
Gift Aid: £507.75

Event Description

Paddle, Pedal, and Summit Wales!

In August 2018, I will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime, to stand up paddlecycle and hike across Wales.

I'm going to stand up paddle board, cycle, and hike across the whole of Wales over a period of about 10 days.  It’s approximately 430km, beginning in Cardiff, and ending in Holyhead on Anglesey.  I’ll be paddling along the Bristol channel, which has the second largest tidal range in the World, conquering 15 mountain peaks over 3000ft in Snowdonia, and cycling over 300km!

 

The aim of this expedition is to raise awareness of the positive impact that adventure can have on mental and physical health, to encourage people in Wales to adventure safely and confidently, and to highlight the importance of caring for our beautiful environment in Wales.


The charities

I have chosen to support the work of charities which reflect these aims; Mind, Keep Wales Tidy, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association Wales (SARDA Norht Wales and SARDA South Wales).

Mind are a mental health charity who operate across England and Wales, with a network of Local Mind services dotted all over, including 20 based in Wales.  I have chosen to support Mind because as part of their approach to help people look after their mental wellbeing, Mind provide access to Ecotherapy services through Local Minds.  Ecotherapy supports people in being active outdoors, doing environmental conservation work, gardening, and food growing for example.  Their report “Feel better outside, feel better inside”, presented evidence for the benefits of Ecotherapy, showing how it can improve mental wellbeing, resilience, and recovery.  Mind have changed peoples’ lives through their Ecotherapy programmes, so I would like to help support this fantastic approach to improving mental health.

 

Keep Wales Tidy is an independent charity, operating across Wales to protect the environment for now and the future.  They deliver practical action to help protect our coasts, marine environments, parks, forests, water quality, and more.  They also deliver environmental education, training, business services and environmental solutions across Wales.  I have chosen to support Keep Wales Tidy because I am passionate about protecting Wales, and want to encourage more people to get outside, to enjoy our beautiful scenery, and to help protect it.

 

The Search And Rescue Dog Association Wales (SARDA Wales) is split into two separate charities, one for North Wales, and one for South Wales.  These charities save lives.  When a person is missing in a rural or mountain environment, a dog team is a much more efficient at finding them than a team made up of people only, particularly in thick cloud or dark conditions.  This efficiency is vital when a person is ill, injured or vulnerable.  Dog handlers at SARDA Wales work as part of Mountain Rescue or Coastguard teams, and spend many hours training their search dogs to ensure high standards.  They work completely voluntarily, being called out at any time of the day or night.  I have chosen to support SARDA Wales because as part of my mission to encourage more people in Wales to adventure safely and confidently, I want to raise awareness of the teams that operate to save lives when things don’t quite go to plan.

 

Raising Awareness 

I will be raising awareness of the fantastic work that these charities do between now and the expedition date, encouraging people to join me in beach cleans, paddle boarding river cleans, visiting the teams to see what they do, and more.  If you’d like to get involved, keep an eye on the ‘events’ page on my website (link below).


To keep up to date with my latest fundraising and expedition news visit the following;

www.fitforadventure.org

https://www.instagram.com/fitforadventure_/

https://www.facebook.com/FitForAdventureWales/


Comments and Donations
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Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/09/2018
Well done Sarah. What an amazing achievement!
David Cross 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/09/2018
Amazing achievement Sarah.
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/09/2018
Well done, that's for a great cause.
Bethan Allen 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Well done Sarah!
Daniel Lloyd 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Well done. A great achievement for a worthy cause.
Nigel Preece 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Richard Suller 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Insane challenge!! Congratulations on completing it and making it back in one piece.
John Richards 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Alison Griffith 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
What an amazing achievement well done!
Barri Lang 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Alison Bradshaw 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/09/2018
Absolutely amazing achievement Sarah, glad you're back safe and sound!!
Alex McKinley 
Donated £245.00 (+ £61.25 Gift Aid)
09/09/2018
#CrazyWelshGirl From all the Share Talk team x Sarah has completed 430km, beginning in #Cardiff, ending in #Holyhead on #Anglesey yesterday #Wales
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
08/09/2018
Nicole Leone 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
08/09/2018
Ellen Salter 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
08/09/2018
Congratulations on completing your amazing challenge!
Sarah Shaw 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
08/09/2018
Sarah Leighton 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Lady met in LlanfairPG
Andy Davies 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Well done on completing the challenge!!
Christian Pugh 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Great job!??
B Pentland 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Well done!!!!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Awesome work! Onto the next one!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Huge congratulations on completing your unique and truly epic challenger Sarah. Was great to bump into along the way in the mountains,
Peter Fry 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
07/09/2018
Well done you.
Steve Herbert 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
06/09/2018
Go girl??? Well done, inspiring stuff
Maik Berg 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
06/09/2018
You're the bollocks! Great effort and you just keep on going!
Toby Maxwell-Ly 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
05/09/2018
Well done Sarah, you're doing amazingly well. Enjoying following along on Instagram. Toby ML
Anonymous 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
05/09/2018
Well Done Sarah! You have kept me entertained on Instagram this past week. Have really enjoyed watching your stories! Admirable causes. Well worth every penny. Keep Going!
Emma Jones 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
04/09/2018
Well done sar super proud of you!!!
Richard Smith 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
04/09/2018
All the best! Hope the weather is kind. Cheers, Rich.
Anonymous 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
04/09/2018
To the snail that’s eaten all the sweets AND has asthma...you are doing great. PS I am sure the snail would have had the seeetpackets rainbow taped to it’s shell x
Rachel Phillips 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
04/09/2018
Come on sarah!!!! You’re doing amazing ???? xx
Sarah Leighton 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
31/08/2018
Good luck from the Davies’s
Alex McKinley 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
31/08/2018
Awesome Sarah here is our second donation & won't be our last, Please if you can afford just a fiver to help one of the 4 charities.
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/08/2018
Goodluck Sarah! One tough expedition but if anyone can do it, you can!! ?? Xx
Philip Howes 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
11/08/2018
Good luck, don’t die and don’t forget your enduro banana ??
Jon Ayres 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
08/08/2018
Good luck Sarah. I’m sure you’ll smash it. Stay safe.:-)
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
07/08/2018
Matt Rout 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
07/08/2018
Dave Mort 
Donated £31.00 (+ £7.75 Gift Aid)
07/08/2018
This challenge looks epic especially considering your age ??. Seriously though - good luck you crazy fool
Anonymous 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
05/08/2018
Sarah we here at Share Talk LTD wish you all the best and we look forward to your updates during your treck.
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/08/2018
Inspirational blog.
Mark Williams 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
...are you crazy!
Kelly Peachey J 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Good Luck :)
Louisa Hodges 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Good Luck!
Filip Lisowski 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
You go Megan, good luck with your journey to Brazil
Paul Jenkins 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Dont die d*ckhead
Bill Pletcher 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Good luck Sarah, smash it! Bill
Sam Varallo 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Well, here you go.
Steve Hicks 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/08/2018
Wishing that you can enjoy this epic
Shahida Nasim 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Simon Graham 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Great blog post, great causes - good for you.
Nichola Slocomb 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Good luck with the adventure, read your blog via CH site. Great ethos and causes
Ro Cartwright 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Good luck. That's an amazing challenge and very good causes.
Keith Boyce 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Good luck Sarah. Appreciated your blog.
Ian Doubleday 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Good luck! Appreciated your blog
Hayley Harris 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Sarah, well done on your achievements so far and good luck for the rest. Your blog on GOV.UK.is inspiring and I'll be sharing the link across HMRC's mental health network.
Luke Williams 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Good luck Sarah! You've worked so hard to prepare for this I can't wait to see you pull it off! :D
Jake Metherell 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
27/07/2018
You're a good egg
Andrew Vanstone 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
25/07/2018
You'll smash it, good luck!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
21/07/2018
Sarah, Following our SUP session with Jim and yourself toady, and reading your blog, I am so inspired! Thank you. Best of luck with this, and other chapters in your life. Jason.
Susan Flint 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
20/07/2018
So impressed, good luck!
Robert Woodgate 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
15/07/2018
Mark Leefe 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/07/2018
All best wishes
Stacey-Jo Smith 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/07/2018
Sounds terrifying - good luck!
Emma Porter 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
12/07/2018
What your doing is fantastic! Good luck! X
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/07/2018
Sarah a legend . HAVE NO FEAR
Leean Crumb 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
11/07/2018
very impressed with your commitment and sheer strength
Sarah Leighton 
Donated £100.00 (+ £25.00 Gift Aid)
11/07/2018
Intro to SUP 2
Suzanne Wadden 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
11/07/2018
Good luck Sarah. x
Simon Goman 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Best of luck Sarah. You'll do it!
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Hope you achieve your goals in the aid of three worthwhile charities.
Gillian Pengell 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Good luck with your amazing challenge!
Daniel Falconer 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Michelle Moriar 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Awesome Sarah! Good Luck.
James Downes 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Good luck with your extraordinary challenge!
Donna Maksimovi 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Good luck in your challenge!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Best of luck- great article.
Robert McNeil 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Best of luck!
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
10/07/2018
Good Luck Sarah
Garry Williams 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
09/07/2018
Good luck Sarah. Go smash it!
Martin Green 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
09/07/2018
Good luck Judgey.
Helen Cade 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
09/07/2018
As a novice paddle boarder who can only manage about 100yds without falling off my board I think this is a brilliant challenge, well done
Sarah Leighton 
Donated £70.00 (+ £17.50 Gift Aid)
08/06/2018
SUP Intro 26/05
Sarah Leighton 
Donated £11.00 (+ £2.75 Gift Aid)
25/05/2018
Raffle
Paul Forsyth 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
11/04/2018
I would say good luck etc but I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it far too much for it to seem like hard work ;p
Joseph Frampton 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/12/2017
Good luck in your adventure!
Jack Phillips 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
21/12/2017
Good Luck!
Anonymous 
Donated £219.00 (+ £54.75 Gift Aid)
21/12/2017
Christmas Fundraiser
Andy Little 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
14/12/2017
Go for it! Good luck.
Jon Ayres 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
28/11/2017
Good luck Sarah. ????
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
28/11/2017
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
13/11/2017
Good Luck!