Aston Rose takes on Wye 100 Challenge

You’ve heard of ‘Three Men in a Boat’? Well, we have Four Men in Two Canadian Canoes embarking on the Wye 100 Challenge in May.

This means (as total novices) Rob Cragg, Jon Thorp, Dom Clarke and Tom Cole will be canoeing 100 miles along the Wye Valley as part of a 16-strong team aiming to raise £30,000 for Kidasha.

Kidasha is a dynamic and innovative charity working to improve the lives of children living in crisis situations in Nepal – victims of trafficking and abuse, children living in slums on the streets or forced to work as child labourers in exploitative situations.

Kidasha supports over 3,000 of these children every year with a variety of services including protective shelter; numeracy, literacy and life-skills courses; counselling and health education. For more information about kidasha’s work please go to

Demand for Kidasha’s work continues to increase as extreme poverty drives more and more of the poorest families into crisis – so whilst you may not want to paddle 100 miles in a canoe (let’s face it, who really does?!) you can help by sponsoring us. Your support will encourage us to complete the challenge but, more importantly, will help Kidasha to sustain its essential work in Nepal.

The Team would really appreciate any support you are able to give – however large or small.  Please visit our fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving.