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Richard Hunt is a Royal Navy veteran amputee who will attempt to kayak around the entire coast of the UK in aid of BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association) a distance of some 2300 miles.

This will be the first time that this has been done by an amputee (or anybody for that matter) using a sit-on-top kayak and Richard will also be attempting to break Helen Skelton's solo kayaking distance record, which currently stands at 2010 miles (for Comic Relief Amazon River)

Blesma helps injured service men and women come to terms with terrible injuries which include loss of limbs and sight. They organise rehabilitation events, which include skiing, diving, sailing, and parachuting (amongst others) to help the injured realise that there is life after debilitating injury.

 

Blesma helped Richard to come to terms with his disabilities and have been there for him ever since.

 

 

You can find out more about BLESMA here

 

 


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