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D-Day Canoe Challenge

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Lucy Gardener

Base Camp Food are delighted to be supporting The Normandy Klepper Challenge.

The challenge sees six brave men (five former Soldiers and a friend) embarking on an epic mission to paddle 200 kilometres across the English Channel to France, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to raise money for six charities: Hereford Garrison Clock Tower Fund, the Royal British Legion, H4Heroes, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Hereford Hospital Special Baby Care Unit and the AMAR Foundation.

The group will set out on Wednesday 4th June, in 3 x 2 man canoes, to navigate from Portland, England, across the English Channel to Arromanche Les Bains, France; a journey which will require them to endure 2 nights at sea in their canoes and negotiate the “busiest shipping lane in the world.”  They plan to land at “Gold” beach by first light on Friday the 6th of June!

The Normandy Klepper Challenge team have explained that:

“The common theme between what the team will do and what the men did 70 years ago, is one of individual and team endeavour for the wider benefit of others.”

In a truly fitting demonstration of British endeavour, the team’s aim is primarily to pay respect to the thousands of men who sailed from England for the benefit of future generations in Europe, in so doing they hope to raise as much money as possible for their charities.

Make sure you visit their website to find out more information about the route, kit and charities that they are sponsoring.

We will also be keeping you up-to-date on their progress but for now, good luck to The Normandy Klepper Challenge Team with their training!

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