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Essex: Men Kayak 240 Miles In Four Days
On May 30th a group of eight Essex men are kayaking all the way from Bristol to Bishop's Stortford to raise money for the children's charity which Olly Murs is the patron of.
The 240 mile trek, which the group hope to complete in just four days, is being done to raise £10,000 for The Brainwave Centre which helps youngsters with Development Delay, which can come from a brain injury or a genetic disorder.
One of the kayakers, Matt Boreham, tells Heart why this charity is important to the group: "The Brainwave charity is close to all our hearts, it's helped out my sister a lot with her little girl and we thought it would be a real hard challenge, something really worthwhile making all the money for."
The group has raised just under £1,5000 in just six weeks, as well as securing two companies for sponsorship to help with the funding to buy kayaks and kit but are currently looking for another 2 companies to complete the sponsorship requirement.
To find out more information on the group you can tweet them @B_2_S or visit their website www.brainwaves2stortford.co.uk and also www.justgiving.com/brainwaves2stortford.
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