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Endurance kayak charity challenge

West Cumbrian mother of two disabled children is aiming to kayak 13 lakes in 48 hours to raise money for a respite centre.

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Kayak charity challenge almost complete

A mother of two disabled children from Moor Row in west Cumbria has spent 48 hours kayaking around 13 lakes in the Lake District. Dawn Raynor is hoping to raise thousands of pounds towards building a respite centre for families like hers.

"'I am determined to do this, I have to do this. There needs to be more support for families who have children with disabilities. For us the nearest respite centre is in Workington and it isn't open seven days a week. I will get this centre built. If I can do this challenge when I'm cold, hungry and shattered then that centre will be built. It will be too late to help my family but hopefully it will help others like us.'

– Dawn Raynor, as she entered her 12th lake, Wastwater

Dawn's charity 'Give us a break' needs to raise £1m to get the project going.

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