Schoolgirl to kayak on Thames for 13 days in aid of adventure charity

Lauren and Kevin in their kayak
Eight-year-old Lauren and her father Kevin in action

Eight year old Lauren Richardson, accompanied by her dad Kevin, today begins her attempt to kayak 225 miles down the River Thames for charity. The thirteenday event will see them negotiate 45 locks and travel up to 27 miles a day fromthe source of the Thames to the sea.

The pair are aiming to raise money for Widehorizons Outdoor Education Trust which aims to give children adventures as part of their education. They will be camping each night and blogging on their progress.

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