Our Valued Supporters

University of Brighton

  I really need to get into shape for this trip, it’s much longer than anything I’ve done before, so I’ve been really fortunate that the University of Brighton has stepped up to provide me with access to their gyms and a personal trainer. My trainer, the lovely Charlotte, has devised a programme especially for […]

NCBA – National Community Boats Association

Once again the NCBA has come to the rescue of Gutless Kayaking. This year the NCBA are providing the use of their boat, Merlot, for the entire 32 day trip! This is great news for Justin, since Merlot will be his medical centre and bedroom. Community boating organisations provide access to and services on the […]

National Association of Boat Owners

  Gutless Kayaking has been incredibly lucky to engage, once again, NABO’s general Secretary, the indomitable Richard Carpenter, as skipper of our hospital ship, Merlot, for the duration of the trip. Richard manages absolutely everything whilst Justin and Gutless Kayakers serenly make their way along the waterways. Richard will ensure we have great moorings each night (within […]

Bushwood Books

Sorting out the logistics for any of our Gutless events takes several months. Gutless Kayaking would simply not be possible to undertake if it weren’t for the continuing support of Bushwood Books – who provide the personnel, office time and equipment needed to help organise this fundraising trip. Check out their website for books on every […]


Convatec supply Justin will all his stoma care products. Justin says “after a lot of trial and error with an assortment of items from a wide range of suppliers, I’ve found a really reliable combination of products from Convatec that I’m confident to use inside and outdoors”. 100% leak and accident free in 2010, I’m […]

Bupa Home Healthcare

Justin receives regular deliveries from Bupa Home Healthcare with his life-saving parenteral nutrition and ancillary supplies.  Whilst Justin is completing his kayaking challenge, Bupa will make sure he has everything he needs to connect to his feed bags on a daily basis. If you’re out and about on the canals or tow path at about 8.30 in […]

CME Medical

CME Medical manufacture the electric pump used by Justin to regulate his intravenous nutrition. If this doesn’t work then Justin doesn’t get fed. Justin is attached to his life support system whilst kayaking. This means that if, please no, Justin ends up in the water accidently, we need to ensure all the medical kit stays […]

Guy Portelli VPRBA FRBS

Guy Portelli worked as a sculptor in the special effects dept for the BBC TV before setting up own studio in 1981. Commissions followed and more recently Guy took his Pop Icons project  to the BBC Dragon’s Den programme,  resulting in his being backed by James Caan, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis.  Heart Throb, The […]


New for 2013, HandiWorld are providing us with HandiKarts (kayak trolleys) to help with the onland lugging of kayaks. With 280 locks to negotiate over 30 days on the water, that’s a lot of getting in and out of the kayaks, and a lot of trolley work. These trolleys could turn out to be the […]