Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Fund a Friend

You can’t say we’re not ambitious!! We want to hold an event in 2019 called ‘Fund a Friend’ – the idea being to encourage our supporters to have fun and raise a few pounds to enable even more people to attend an Odyssey course and participate in a truly life changing experience.

 

The idea is to […]

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Sad – but very grateful

Helen Williams was a former Lady Mayoress of Canterbury in Kent. During her period of office, she chose Odyssey as one of the nominated charities supported by her official fundraising events.

Sadly, Helen died recently and will be greatly missed – not only by her family and friends but also by the much wider community with […]

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Three peaks – by kayak?!!!

Nick Ray, who has been a member of the Odyssey staff team for many years, recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge by sea kayak! On 10th June, Nick arrived in Aberdovey, Gwynedd, having paddled 518 miles from Fort William, and cycled/walked 80 miles to include ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. This was […]

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Well deserved honour for Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to sport and charity, in the Queen’s Birthday list – the charity being Odyssey. The Yorkshire-based ultrarunner holds the record for completing a double Bob Graham Round in the Lake District and has also held records for 2 other long-distance challenges, the Paddy […]

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Pendant links Odyssey to Game of Thrones

In July 2017, Joanne Ryan was a participant at our Odyssey Course in Kent and, after reflecting on the benefits she felt, she decided that she would like to fundraise for Odyssey to allow us to offer the course to more people. Her approach was unusual – and certainly a first for us. She started […]

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