About Paddlesports Events C.I.C.
Paddlesports Events C.I.C. Has been established to encourage participation in paddle sports and to provide members of the paddle sport community with opportunities to utilize their chosen sports to support charitable organisations and good causes that are dear to their hearts.
Where it all began…
London Kayakathon founder Simon Osborne, began the event Kayaking for Cancer in 2002 where he successfully raised £30’000 for Leukemia Research, in memory of his brother Mark. It was during this circumnavigation of Britain that Simon came up with the idea for the London Kayakathon. He wanted to give people, without the resources to take part in large-scale expeditions, the chance to use kayaking as a means to raise money for causes that are close to their hearts by creating a headlining event in the kayaking calendar. After many years of thought, planning and struggling to gain the necessary permission, the inaugural London Kayakathon took place on 25 April 2010.
The London Kayakathon has grown from strength to strength, raising in excess of £80’000 for good causes since 2010.
Paddlesports Events C.I.C. wish to take what we have learnt from staging the London Kayakathon and apply the formula to events throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
In 2015 we aim to organise 3 events in the UK Cornwall, London and Newcastle. In 2016 we aim to build on these three events and organise 3 international events in Denmark, Ireland and USA as well as 3 mass participation events in the uk aimed at less experienced kayakers. We then hope to continue to build on these events in the UK and internationally. By 2020 we aim to have helped paddlers raise over £2,000,000 for a variety of charities.
Paddlesports Events C.I.C. aims to deliver international paddle sport fundraising marathons, encourage participation and enable it’s participants to safely paddle through some of the world’s most iconic cities and locations with the goal of raising £2,000,000 for charitable causes by 2020.
We will strive to be seen as leaders and innovators in the paddle sport events industry. We will surpass the expectations of our clients with our honest dedication to producing and managing outstanding events. We will gain the trust and respect of our clients, our stakeholders and supporters by never compromising our values.
It is the mission of Paddlesports Events C.I.C. to enhance the global popularity of paddle sports by delivering safe and sociable paddling marathons around the Europe, raising money and awareness for a variety of charitable causes, no matter how big or small.