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Paddling for Change

“After successfully completing my 4 lakes in 4 days challenge and achieving 4 world records, I had to honour my pledge and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) the non-tidal River Thames, from Lechlade to Teddington Lock.

I can proudly say I beat the old world record by 10 hours, it was the toughest thing I have done to date but it was all for a worthy cause.

As I still have a target to reach, I am not going to stop until I have succeeded, which is why I am going to take on Lough Corrib, Ireland’s longest Lough and attempt another world record for the fastest time paddled across.

The power of adventure and sport has truly transformed my life for the better, giving me purpose, drive and an opportunity to understand myself once again to live a fuller life. 

I want to continue to raise money for a cause and charity that I support and is very close to my heart, the Alliance of Sport whose mission is to build a better and safer society through the use of sport in the Criminal Justice System and by actively helping their network in their efforts to reduce violence, crime and reoffending.

Prison reform and rehabilitation is something I am very passionate about, it seems to be a lost cause in this Country but it is very much something that needs our attention if we want to change lives for the better. 

We all need to come together to make a difference, bringing down the reoffending rate in this Country, creating safer communities and harmonious environments for all of us to live in. 

As a society we need to support those that have fallen and not let them become lost in the system any longer, ‘old dogs can learn new tricks’ and I want show how we can all change and grow as individuals.

Be kind to yourself, love one another and support those who may be struggling.”

Thank you for your support…

David Haze

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