On Sat 6th and Sun 7th April, Liu Batchelor and Georgina White will take on the challenge of traveling the 120miles along the coastline from Dartford to Dungeness, via Margate – using as many different sports disciplines as possible, with the help of local clubs.
Their aim? To raise £1,500 to build a multi-sports arena for street-kids in Uganda, while also inspiring people in Kent to get out and active, try different sports, and find the motivation for their perfect sport.
So far, their itinerary includes American Football, Roller Derby, Pickleball, Wheelchair sports, Sailing, Surfing, Cycling, and Longboarding, to name just a few.
Alongside Africa, a charity founded by Kent residents will support the pair in realizing their dream of providing opportunities through sport to those less fortunate; building core skills including dedication, confidence, and team-work in deprived areas where the risks of falling into a life of drugs are high.
The pair will be documenting the entire challenge, including stories and insights from the individuals and local clubs involved – all set against the backdrop to the beautiful Kent coastline. The aim of the videos is to inspire people just how many different opportunities are available to them in Kent, in the hope they will try more, and find a sports or activity which really motivates them.
To donate please visit: www.alongsideafrica.org/ConquertheKentCoast
To watch the 60sec video about their challenge: https://youtu.be/_j-HhVoMMzk
To follow their challenge, or to get in touch: www.facebook.com/LiuBatchelorTV/