Clinical pharmacist Brendan Quinn has set himself a challenge for MAY 2019: “The Brendan Voyage” by canoe from Strabane to Manchester, via Portstewart!

Brendan will kayak from Strabane to Manchester to raise funds for two cancer charities across open seas. It will take him nearly three weeks starting on May 16 2019. You can support Brendan by donating to his iDONATE webpage.

Four hundred and ninety six km in 2 weeks “weather, backside and soul permitting” says Brendan. The route is pretty straightforward, but 3 legs are particularly challenging: the Ballycastle to Carnlough round Torr and Fair heads, the crossing to Scotland, and the crossing from Isle of Man to UK in particular will be pushing the limits. Brendan hopes to meet up with fellow canoeists, boat clubs and fund-raisers along the route. Company will kill the drag, as they say in Irish “giorraíonn beirt bóthar”.

His aim is to raise funds for 2 great charities, The Caroline Foundation in Ireland and Maggies Centres in Manchester. His hope is you’ll donate, join him, help out, or all 3..or any 2 of the 3!!

Canola Pictures filmed a short film on location in the Northwest of Ireland with Brendan Quinn . These films are only possible with the backing of Patreon supporters. 


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