Video: Community Foundation sticks oar in to launch Paddle to Parliament

Bristol Rugby's Joe Joyce joined members of Community Foundation to help launch a charity canoeing challenge, which will raise awareness and speak up for the survivors of child abuse.

The ‘Paddle to Parliament’ challenge launched on Bristol’s historic harbourside yesterday with a mini canoeing marathon, before Southmead Project CEO Dr Mike Peirce MBE and his brother Terry climb aboard their canoes and paddle over 100 miles from Devizes, Wiltshire to the heart of Westminster to request an urgent cross-party review of charity funding.

Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

Mike and Terry will be joined by JK Kennington and Pete Wraith, survivors of child abuse, celebrities, members of the public and even the press as the row to the centre of the capital. The rowers will set out on Monday, 11th September and will arrive at the Palace of Westminster at some point on Friday, 15th September.

Images courtesy of JMPUK.

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