Robyn Murdo Smith from 9KBW commences Kent Coast Circum Kayak (KCCK) Charity Challenge to raise funds for Jerusalem Eye Hospital
Keen to raise money for St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, our Barrister Robyn Murdo-Smith completed the Monopoly Board Challenge on 22-7-23. Commencing at Angel Islington he walked 14.25 miles to the Blind Beggar Pub in Whitechapel bagging all of the 'squares' on the Monopoly Board in 4 hours and 20 minutes. That 'route march' has raised over £300 to support the valuable work of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital which renders ophthalmic treatment to all irrespective of who they are or whether they can pay.
On 25-7-23 Robyn commenced his Kent Coast Circum Kayak (KCCK) this is his own personal challenge to paddle from Erith to Rye. So slightly longer than just the Kent Coast totalling over 350 miles. Robyn is also seeking to raise money for the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.
The challenge includes a number of hazards such as the presence of commercial vessels between Erith and beyond Sheppey with limited launch and landing points and devillish mud.
From Whitstable to North Foreland (just byond Margate) less hazards exist and on 25-7-23, Robyn paddled between the Coastwatch Hut at Whitstable and Minnis Bay. The next leg will be Minnis Bay to North Foreland. After that tides, currents, ports with commercial shipping and limited launch and landing points will need careful management. Safety however is paramount and Robyn is gratefully relying on his Support Team Barbara Boosefield and Andrew Berry.
Andrew managed the logistics (portering the boats) and Barbara accompanied Robyn on the sea on 25th. Rob Davis of South East Kayaking will be piloting him from Erith to Whitstable with porterage by Paul Southgate of Whitstable Canoe Club and hopefully he will be joined by other members of Pirates Canoe Club for the channel coast section. Robyn can be sponsored via