Horatio's Garden

Sam Selby and Gus Fowle 125 Mile Kayak Challenge

Sam Selby and Gus Fowle made a massive achievement and completed the 125 mile kayak challenge between Devizes and Westminster. The boys participated in the event over the Easter weekend – starting on Good Friday and arriving in Westminster on Easter Monday morning! They managed to come 8th in the Under 17 section. Congratulations!

The boys did exceptionally well over the four days – the 125 mile course included 77 portages. Every night was setting up camp and cooking for themselves and getting sleep for the next day. The last day Teddington to Westminster was tidal and 17.5 miles, with no portages, so no food and so when they finished they could barely talk from exhaustion.

The Eton Headmaster mentioned their achievement in prayers and their fundraising results to date.

To date they have raised £7000 including Gift Aid which is fantastic and people are still donating to them and you can still sponsor the boys here.

Sam said “We chose to support Horatio’s Garden because Horatio was a student at Eton College in our house and we admire the vision that he had. I have worked as a volunteer at Horatio’s Garden at Salisbury Hospital and have seen the pleasure that the garden gives to the patients and their families.”

Coverage can be seen on The Royal Borough Observer here