Take on an exhilarating charity paddleboard challenge with Tudur Owen

Comedian Tudur Owen is set to take part in a six-kilometre sponsored paddle in support of local charity St David’s Hospice and invites all paddle enthusiasts to join him.

On Saturday 21st May, Tudur will take to the waters of the Menai Straits and navigate his way from Felinheli to Menai Bridge on a stand-up paddle board.

  Led by an experienced group of instructors, it will follow a stunning route along the narrow stretch of the shallow tidal water, which separates Anglesey from the mainland of Wales, and will pass under both the Britannia Bridge and Menai Bridge. There are only 11 places available on Tudur’s team – therefore it is advised to register early to avoid disappointment.

Tudur Owen, who is one of the St David’s Hospice’s Patrons said:

“The Menai Strait is one of the most notorious stretches of water in the country, so the challenge of paddle boarding along it should not be taken lightly. But with expert guidance, some local knowledge and favourable weather conditions, in my experience, it’s one of the most exhilarating experiences you can do while standing up … on a paddle board.”

All monies raised from the event will go directly to St David’s Hospice, a local charity providing end-of-life care, free of charge to the adults of Northwest Wales.

This year it will cost over £6 million to run the Hospice services with just a small percentage of that figure coming from the Welsh Government and Local Health Board. The majority of this comes from community fundraising such as the paddle board challenge. None of these costs are passed to the patients, their families or carers, because St David’s Hospice care is free to all.

Gwynedd and Anglesey Area Fundraiser Keri McKie said:

“Last year paddleboarding became extremely popular, with everybody making the most of the great outdoors. Now it is your opportunity, in the safety of professionals, to take on this spectacular route, and see Gwynedd and Anglesey from the water.

“We are incredibly lucky to have two fantastic patrons who get involved with Hospice events and help raise the profile. I’d like to thank Tudur Owen for wanting to take on this fantastic paddle board challenge.”

The event is not open to first-time paddleboarders; previous experience is essential and is for over 18s only.

The registration fee is £25 and minimum sponsorship level is £100. For further information and to sign up visit Tudur’s Paddle Board Challenge – St David’s Hospice (stdavidshospice.org.uk) or call Area Fundraiser Keri McKie on 01248 858 825.





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