Bo Mackenzie & Tats Stephenson age 16, are kayaking 125 miles in The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race in March 2024 raising funds for Ukraine. This is an amazing challenge, the longest non-stop canoe race in the world and is often referred to as ‘The Canoeist’s Everest’. Please support them.
Bo and Tats are amongst 650 competitors and have been training hard throughout this winter with practice races on the weekends. Just to add to their mammoth task, their boat has already been attacked by a swan! They will do approximately 30 miles a day on four consecutive days!!! They will be exhausted!
Bo & Tats feel UKRAINE has been forgotten with recent world events - this is so true. They have chosen to raise funds to support the victims of the dam explosion in remote villages whose homes were devastated by the rising water. UKtoUkraine run by Tat’s godmother Caragh Booth in collaboration with Healing Hands Network reg charity no 1080268.
What will the funds be spent on?
£1000 will refurbish a small home damaged by the flood, the owner is given 3 windows, 2 doors, roof repair kit, plaster and paint. The volunteers and the community come together to get the house back in operation. There are 50 homes currently requiring refurbishment which are outside the Ukrainian government aid package due to their remote locations.
Since Ukraine was invaded by Russia in February 2022, Caragh and the team have been to Ukraine many times supporting the hardest hit regions and front line evacuations. uktoukraine.com partnering www.staysafeua.org who organise our aid on the ground. An amazing and brave team who are constantly under fire.
Please support Bo and Tats in their amazing efforts to do this mammoth task, many 16 year olds would be out partying…. but this duo is dedicated to achieving their goals to raise funds for Ukraine.
Thank you so much for your support...your funds go directly to Healing Hands Network registered charity.
Bo and Tats
UKtoUkraine in collaboration with Healing Hands Network registered UK charity no. 1080268