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Julian Haines

Please support me as I paddle my kayak around Ireland not only enjoying myself, but hoping to raise some money for good causes.

Raising money for multiple charities

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Donations accepted until 30-07-2017

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I'm going to paddle my kayak all the way around the coastline of Ireland whilst hoping to raise some money in support of a couple of good causes. St Christopher's Hospice did a fantastic job of looking after my mother, so I'd like to continue to support their work. The RNLI need no introduction. As a sea kayaker I'm glad they're there, but I hope I never need them.
Your donations through Mydonate will be shared equally with St.Christopher's Hospice and the RNLI. You're not paying for my trip!

Event details

Sea Kayaking

Welcome to See The Light! It’s a grand name for a rather long solo sea kayaking adventure, paddling all the way around the island of Ireland. It’s been done before, but not by me and actually not by many, fewer solo. Starting in Dublin, I’m going to load up with everything I need to live out of my kayak for most of a couple of months and paddle all the way around the Irish coastline, stopping and camping mostly at beaches and small harbours. There’s plenty to see, wild places, open sea, dramatic cliffs, birds, whales, dolphins, basking sharks if I’m lucky, and lighthouses!
For further details and updates see my website at

Event date

07-May-2017 00:00  - 
30-June-2017 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Congratulations Julian on completing the circumnav
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Julian. It has been an inspiration following your progress. I look forward to paddling with you again in the near future.
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-07-2017
£40.50 gift aid
jealous, enjoy
Donation by Ian Moore
on 21-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Hope the seas aren't as rough as they were around Islay at the weekend. Happy paddling,
Donation by Fran
on 15-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
What a brillliant adventure!
Donation by Simon Llewellyn
on 15-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
We chatted to you on the morning of 9th of May at Duffcarrig Beach near Courtown, best of luck with the trip.
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Happy paddling, hope you get some tailwinds!
Donation by Mark
on 08-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
good luck Julian, from Qualcomm Bristol
Donation by Qualcomm Bristol team
on 05-05-2017
£17.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Sounds like fun, enjoy!
Donation by Sarah George
on 21-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,680.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,680.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,076.26

Donations closed

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