Emma Badger (18) and Emma Bryant (18) have chosen to paddle 125 miles – for us! This legendary race has been going since 1948, and is known as the ‘Everest of canoeing’. These two motivated young ladies, who are both currently completing their A levels at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire, have chosen to paddle in support of Children in the Wilderness Malawi.
The race is 125 miles long and has 77 portages. It is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning, and it is a huge achievement for those who take part in this impressive race.
Children in the Wilderness Malawi’s camp programme saw its 14th year in 2016. Since the inception of the camp programme, CITW Malawi has hosted 1002 children, at both Bandawe and Liwonde National Park. While at camp, children are taught about the importance of conserving Malawi’s fragile environment and are encouraged to become leaders and champions in conservation.
Thank you for your wonderful support Emma and Emma. What a wonderful thought it is that these two young ladies are making a positive difference in the lives of children on our programmes. We wish you all the best for the big event.
Here’s what they had to say about the race:
“Emma and I have been training since September 2016 for the Devizes to Westminster canoe marathon. We will be canoeing and running 125 miles over four days in April 2017. We are raising money for Children in the Wilderness which is a non-profit organisation that provides education for children living in poverty-stricken rural communities throughout southern Africa. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!”
See their GoFundMe page here to show your support: https://www.gofundme.com/emma-and-emma-canoe-125-miles