…Postponed…

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic we have decided to Postpone the Golf challenge that we had planned for June, we will let you all know when we have arranged another date. Please keep following us for updates and thank you for your support.

….MIND over matter….

As most of you know our next challenge is to play golf for 24 hours, without stopping, in order to raise funds and awareness for the mental health charity MIND. The challenge in itself is just as much mentally tiring as it is physically, trying to stay awake whilst chasing a little white ball round a field for 24hours is not a easy task, its bad enough on a normal round of golf! The quote:- “Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You are worthy, always. by S C Lourie is quite apt for our challenge. We have now set up a JustGiving page for donations to MIND, the link is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf If any golfers are interested in joining us or supporting us in other ways please do not hesitate to contact us.

Challenge update….

Quick update on our challenge for 2020, following our poll on facebook we have agreed to raise funds for MIND, the mental health charity. The challenge will be golf based and in June somewhen, full details to be finalised. If anyone is interested in getting involved or has some really good golf connections please get in touch.

Merry Christmas!!

The Musketeers would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! A huge thank you to all that have supported us and followed us over the last year, thanks to you all we have raised the amazing sum of £7,033 for Cancer Research UK with our Kayak Challenge around the Isle of Wight. Keep an eye on the website and other social media for our next challenge, we have several ideas in mind!

2 for 1 update…

The website has been updated, new home page and updated Kayak page, check them out and follow us online through facebook, instagram and twitter!

We have also had another total up for the kayak challenge, all four kayaks are now sold and our total raised to date is £6,947, so close to the £7k mark! If you are able to help us get past this milestone it would be greatly appreciated, just click on the donate buttons to get to the Cancer Research UK giving page. The pic below is to say thanks and let everyone know who has sponsored us to date, it all helps!

A quick debrief..

So, after completing our Round the Island of Wight Kayak challenge for Cancer Research UK we thought we would give you a quick debrief. It all started at the end of last year when Joe suggested kayaking round the isle of Wight for charity, we told him not to be so stupid, or close to that anyway! After thinking about it for a while we all agreed, as we have never kayaked before, why not? We sought advice from several sources, all of them said we were crazy, and eventually started training in the icy cold waters of Poole Harbour in February, we first sat in a sea kayak in March and eventually got our own Stratos kayaks in May, thats when the training really started, with a lot of help from Jonny Ray and the Team at South Coast Canoes. All the while we were increasing our fitness training to ensure we had the strength to do it, as well as chasing sponsors and support from wherever we could get it from. The next stage was getting the timing with tides and weather, when we agreed the dates we could do the challenge we then had a nail biting wait for it all to come together, and it did although we had to delay by a day. So after 65 miles round the island, with no capsizes, great support from our rib and Tony ‘The Legend’ Barnes on land we completed the challenge, coming back in Lymington for a well deserved pint at 1pm on Monday 9th. We now have the Kayaks for sale if anyone is interested, all funds from the sales goes to Cancer Research UK. You can still donate on this link https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page

For Sale – in aid of Cancer Research UK

Following The Musketeers triumphant circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight last weekend during which they covered 65 miles, with no one capsizing, they have all agreed to sell their kayaks to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.. With this in mind if anyone is interested in buying one or more of the kayaks please contact them on info@themusketeers.co.uk. They are all Dagger Stratos kayaks, one blue 14.5S and one blue 14.5L and a red 14.5S, the fourth one has been sold already. They are less than six months old, excellent condition and have two watertight storage hatches, a retractable skeg and a fully adjustable seat, they are for sale for £595 each and 100% of the money from selling them will go to CRUK! There are some pictures below of the kayaks, currently they are still signwritten but these can be easily removed if wanted.

Finished!

The guys have arrived home after a gruelling 65 miles of paddling round the Isle of Wight over three days, all in aid of Cancer Research UK! It’s been hard work but great fun and all for a good cause, a short video of us paddling into Lymington is below, more will be coming soon so keep an eye on the website and don’t forget to sponsor The Musketeers

Day two, 18 miles…still going!

Today the guys have paddled from Ventnor to Wootton Bridge, running the gauntlet against ferries and hovercraft! It’s been a hard day but they are doing well and looking forward to the final leg home tomorrow, they should be at Lymington quay at about 1pm tomorrow so come and support them getting home and don’t forget to sponsor them, it’s all in aid of Cancer Research UK

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