Hungerford help for heroic 'gutless kayaker'

Hungerford based The Bruce Trust which provided canal boat holidays for disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people is providing one of its special boats to support an amazing kayaking journey being made in support of sufferers of Crohn’s disease.

The kayaker, called Justin, has called his quest ‘Gutless Kayaking’ as he has had his intestines removed due to Crohn’s but, under medical supervision, he is still now making a 420 mile kayak journey, from Skipton to Bristol, over 32 days and through no less than 280 locks.

David Bruce from The Bruce Trust had no hesitation of offering Hannah – one of the Trust’s specially adapted wide beam vessels moored at Great Bedwyn – to help Justin through the section of his voyage from Oxford to Bristol.

Rebecca Bruce, from The Bruce Trust said: “ We really wanted to support this project for a number of reasons. We are so impressed with how Justin has dealt with his condition - and by the challenges he still gives himself. He is a good role model for others including our many of our hirers. Also, my sister, Hannah, suffers from Crohn’s disease and we would like to support anyone trying to do anything with this condition.

Justin will be passing through Hungerford during October 3rd if he stays on schedule. For more information about The Bruce Trust please visit their micro-site

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