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Kent Canoes ( www.kentcanoes.co.uk/ ) suppliers of canoes, kayaks and BCU Courses for over twenty years, are providing Gutless Kayaking with paddles and buoyancy aids for all our guest and celebrity paddlers.
Justin paddles the beautiful Valley Nordkapp sea kayak. This is a superbly made, legendary, expedition boat. Justin visited the guys at Valley in Nottingham who checked the boat over and donated three new hatch covers. This is important stuff because Justin carries spare life support equipment in those hatches and it’s essential that they stay clean and dry, in order to protect his medical equipment.
The Bruce Trust is a registered charity providing specially-designed, purpose-built, wide-beam canal boats, for hire for self-catering, self-steer holidays by disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people along with their family, friends or carers.
The Bruce Trust is providing Gutless Kayaking with the use of the 12-berth Hannah for our final week, along the Kennet and Avon canal, from Reading to Bristol, ensuring that we complete the trip in comfort and style.
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At Canal Connections we explore the opportunities for social regeneration presented through the waterways and its environs by the innovative engagement of individuals, families, communities and organisations (corporate, statutory and voluntary) whilst enhancing the built and natural heritage of that environment. Canal Connections is a social enterprise which believes that the canal environment provides a unique learning environment, particularly for those who benefit through a practical and vocational experience. We believe that the canal environment is an asset which is under realised by both individuals and agencies who are seeking an alternative to traditional methods of engagement and empowerment.
At Canal Connections we embrace the canals potential in connecting with people on a whole range of levels. For many people the introduction of a boat can bring the canal to life, whilst also providing a relaxing experience, often creating a sanctuary where people feel more able to engage with programmes of education, rehabilitation, reintegration or leisure.
At Canal Connections we aim to use the canal environment as a stimulus to support people develop new found skills and experiences and encourage people to embrace opportunities which enable them to promote themselves and the area through the delivery of services or development of products, for widespread community benefit.Amongst our harder to reach communities this unique experience has encouraged a willingness amongst individuals to learn more and they themselves increasingly become ambassadors within their own communities.