Charity mission to be completed with man’s best friend in a kayak

Over the past year, we have seen an increase in charity kayaking missions, which is a great way to get outdoors and take on a fun challenge on the waters, and the latest adventure has a truly heart-warming story behind it. In order to raise money for the RSPCA, one man has decided to embark on a kayaking mission for seven days, accompanied by man’s best friend, his dog, Max.



John Oakley became acquainted with his dog Max at an RSPCA branch, in which John adopted his new furry friend to give him a better future. This journey that they will take together in a single kayak is a symbol of their relationship.

Max has his very own, custom made life jacket which will ensure his safety throughout the charity mission.

Hoping to raise a grand total of £1,000, John has already hit the halfway mark, sitting at £500 currently which will be donated to the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens Branch.

The journey will begin in Hull on Sunday 18th September this year – which marks the memorial of his father’s 81st birthday – and is hoped to end in Warrington on Saturday 24th September. The trail is around 100 miles in length, and throughout the adventure John and Max will be setting up camp along the canal side each night to recuperate for the next stage of their kayaking trip. It should prove an exciting, challenging and rewarding journey for them both.

John commented: “After volunteering here for six months and seeing the fantastic work the RSPCA do, I decided I wanted to give more. I then discovered that Max, our adopted dog, loved kayaking with me. I thought this challenge would be a nice way for him to say ‘thank you’ for all the care he received from the RSPCA in Warrington.”

If you are thinking of taking part in your very own kayaking mission, we have a range of cheap kayaks for sale that would be perfect for your next adventure!

Image: Virginia State Parks under Creative Commons

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