PAD­DLE POWER: Tour of UK shore

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OFF THE RECORD -

A KAYAKER pad­dled in to Folkestone on a 4,500km jour­ney round the UK rais­ing money for char­ity. Noel Webb hugged the Kent coast last week af­ter set­ting off from Felixs­towe. The 24-year-old is aiming to raise £10,000 for the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Trust. He said: “I had an 18-year-old cousin Claire who died from CF in 2000 and that spurred me on to do this. I’m hop­ing it will take about four months and I will be back in Felixs­towe in mid-Septem­ber. “I’ve got a tent in the front and back of the kayak for the evenings but some places have been re­ally nice and let me stay for free.” He stayed in Folkestone last Thurs­day night be­fore tak­ing off for Rye on Fri­day, keep­ing an eye out for Dave the Dol­phin. Worces­ter man Noel has been kayak­ing since he was 13 and trained for this ex­pe­di­tion pad­dling up and down the River Sev­ern.

Noel Webb is pad­dling 4,500km around the UK

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