Kate Culverwell and Anna Blackwell

Kate Culverwell and Anna Blackwell

Kayaking the Continent


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Kayaking the Continent: two girls take on a journey of 4000km by tandem kayak through 13 countries, from England to the Black Sea.[/b][/p][p][i]To see more about this challenge and read our blog, please visit our website by clicking [/i][url=https://kayakingthecontinent.com][i]here[/i][/url][i].[/i][/p][p]Ever since her father passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015, Kate has wanted to do a fundraising challenge for Pancreatic Cancer Action. From the three years he was ill, it was clear that this disease was not getting the attention or research it needed, and this still stands today. So instead of complaining, she decided to do something about it! Knowing that running a marathon was not going to combine well with her hatred of running, Kate went to her love of water and rivers. During her Canadian adventures, she found herself looking through an old Atlas in the house she was staying in. The Black Sea, standing out as the perfect end point to an epic journey through Europe, suddenly lit a match to the mad idea. After much research, her dream of getting across Europe via rivers and canals, while avoiding the upstream Rhine, was proved possible and her route was found. All was needed was a teammate crazy enough to join her…[/p][p]And that is where [url=https://annablackwell.co.uk]Anna[/url] comes in! Always keen for an adventure, especially one supporting such a valuable cause, it did not take much to convince Anna to join forces with Kate. The training has now commenced as Kate and Anna prepare to embark on this epic challenge towards the end of April 2018.[/p][p][u]Pancreatic Cancer Action[/u][/p][p]The five per cent survival rate of pancreatic cancer has barely changed in nearly 50 years. Stamping out late diagnosis can change this. Pancreatic Cancer Action relies on the generosity of people like you who donate to fund research into early diagnosis, educate medical professionals, increase awareness and support patients. See more of what they do [url=https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/]here[/url].[/p]


Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2018


Apr 15, 2019

Martyn Wilson

Well done, Anna and Kate. Sorry I'm a bit late getting around to supporting PCA. And for your next trip ... ?

Dec 4, 2018

Helen Kirkaldie

Congratulations on your fantastic achievement!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 3, 2018


Maga, Anna's aunt, told me about your incredible adventure. What a thing to have behind you at such an early stage in life. Such riches! Well done both of you.


Nov 23, 2018


Nov 16, 2018


Inspirational. Great job


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2018

the staff of Hanover Communications

Congratulations on completing such an amazing expedition! This is from an office cake sale - we have loved following your adventure.


Oct 10, 2018


From Thea and my parents, Gill and Mick. We are all so amazed by your strength and resilience xxx


Oct 8, 2018

6 Packe

Full of admiration for your dedication. Welcome home.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2018



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2018

David Swinstead

Well done, a great adventure.


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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