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Charity Kayakers stopped over in Montserrat

Carolyne Coleby contributed

Four English university students arrived in Montserrat last Saturday on their 800-mile charity kayaking trip round the Caribbean. They are hoping to raise £40,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Lyla Nsouli Foundation, in the U.K.

They are Tom McAlpine, Michael Houston, Edmund Magnus and Woody Dewar, are well on the way to their target.

On Saturday, they left Guadeloupe at 3 a.m. and kayaked to Montserrat, arriving at 7.30 at night.

They kayaked past Plymouth at 3 p.m., but strong headwinds meant it took several hours to get to Little Bay. After clearing customs and getting something to eat, they made their way to the Mount Pleasant Campsite in Woodlands where they stayed for their time in Montserrat. They only had one day of rest, which included a visit to the Calabash Festival and John Ponteen’s at Little Bay, before leaving first thing Monday morning for Nevis.

The team reported that they started in Grenada, kayaked up through the Grenadines and went onto Dominica before arriving in Guadeloupe from where they came to Montserrat. They are heading up to Puerto Rico over the next month before returning for their studies in the UK.

The kayakers website is http://thekxkayakers.co.uk/ which gives full information about the trip. Anyone can track their progress in real time online. Any donations will be gratefully received.

It should be noted that the kayakers are funding their trip themselves and all money goes to the designated charities.

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Carolyne Coleby contributed

Four English university students arrived in Montserrat last Saturday on their 800-mile charity kayaking trip round the Caribbean. They are hoping to raise £40,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Lyla Nsouli Foundation, in the U.K.

They are Tom McAlpine, Michael Houston, Edmund Magnus and Woody Dewar, are well on the way to their target.

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On Saturday, they left Guadeloupe at 3 a.m. and kayaked to Montserrat, arriving at 7.30 at night.

They kayaked past Plymouth at 3 p.m., but strong headwinds meant it took several hours to get to Little Bay. After clearing customs and getting something to eat, they made their way to the Mount Pleasant Campsite in Woodlands where they stayed for their time in Montserrat. They only had one day of rest, which included a visit to the Calabash Festival and John Ponteen’s at Little Bay, before leaving first thing Monday morning for Nevis.

The team reported that they started in Grenada, kayaked up through the Grenadines and went onto Dominica before arriving in Guadeloupe from where they came to Montserrat. They are heading up to Puerto Rico over the next month before returning for their studies in the UK.

The kayakers website is http://thekxkayakers.co.uk/ which gives full information about the trip. Anyone can track their progress in real time online. Any donations will be gratefully received.

It should be noted that the kayakers are funding their trip themselves and all money goes to the designated charities.