In spring 2017 two former Royal Marines and Falkland Island veterans, Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham, successfully completed a challenging circumnavigation of part of the Falkland Isles in kayaks, 35 years after the duo both served in the Falklands War.
The goals of the project reached far beyond the physical though; Mick and Steve used this challenge to highlight and explore the issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst the former military community. Steve Grenham has been fighting a long battle with the condition and has struggled to find an effective treatment.
Now that the Falkland’s kayak has been completed, Mick and Steve will be using their own experiences to provide a structure to support other veterans with PTSD or other physical or mental health issues, starting with supporting three veteran teams through the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe and Kayak Race over Easter weekend, April 2017. Read more….
Why the Cockleshell Endeavour? For the history behind the name, click here
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