To Monaco via Audlem

Home » Latest News » To Monaco via Audlem
To Monaco via Audlem by canoe

I met a wonderful gentleman on Wednesday named Chris Allix (on the right), who I felt is worth mentioning as he is now on his second week out of twelve of canoeing from the Isle of Man to Monaco for charity. 

Chris started in the Isle of Man, crossing the Irish Sea and is currently canoeing through the British Canal System.

From there, he'll cross the English Channel and make his way through the French Canal System until eventually reaching Monaco (where it is rumoured Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is patron to one of the charities Chris is fundraising for, will greet him).

Not only does Chris have the gruelling task of canoeing a minimum of 30 miles a day, due to health and safety considerations, whenever he comes across a lock on the canal he has to get out of his canoe and carry it around the lock.

So when I met him arriving at the bottom of the Audlem Flight, I offered him the use of my trolley, as the thought of him carrying his canoe past all 15 locks (even with help of a friend, also pictured) seemed too much of a daunting task! 

Chris is fundraising for five charities:

Sailing for the Disabled (Isle of Man)
Namaste Children's House (Nepal)
ICM Charitable Trust
Outward Bound Trust (Monaco)
Encompass Trust (UK)

He's still looking for donations and there is more information on his website - www.mantomonaco.com

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

lost-hat-july-2018
Mon 16 Jul 6:02am  |  hits: 2,085

URGENT — Assistance RequiredMy parents live on a narrow boat and can be frequently seen in Audlem, so people may even know the hat! They often help fellow boaters and I would really appreciate support form the community.My Dad lost his hat on Wednesday 11th July in Market Drayton at around 10am.It's a cream Trilby/Panama style, with a black band with lots of badges around the brim...

lost-dog-140718
Sun 15 Jul 6:03am  |  hits: 1,512

Judy has let us know that the dog has happily been reunited with its owner.Michelle Gultekin sent this in:This old lady was found wandering the village at 8.15pm yesterday. She is with Judy at the newsagents, being looked...

Adam Lovatt
Tue 17 Jul 6:05am  |  hits: 1,364

Adam LovattIt is now two weeks since my husband Adam's Funeral and only eight weeks since his Tragic and Senseless Death.I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our fantastic neighbours, customers and friends in Audlem who have wrapped us in a blanket of Support, Compassion and Love since Adam's death. Too many people to name, but you know who you are and we simply could not...