Ol Man (on a) River - The Mississippi River from Source to Sea

Ken Robertshaw

The Theodora Children's Charity
Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Expeditions as fundraiser for charity
Free: Donation to Charity please
12th January 2021
Kayaking | Expedition | Adventure Travel

The Mississippi River runs a total of 2350 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and together with his equally crazy expedition partner Ken undertook to kayak the entire length of the river. The journey took 58 days and saw the pair sleeping in tents on the riverbanks for most nights, being almost washed away by the river rising in the night and experiencing the unbelievable hospitality of strangers along the way. This illustrated talk shares with the audience the trials an tribulations of long distance, unsupported, expeditions which will take you from overgrown wilderness to bustling ports and entertain you with 'tales from the riverbank' that will educate and entertain at the same time.

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About Ken Robertshaw

Ken is a former Police Officer who has been involved in a wide variety of charity undertakings including driving large trucks to Romania in the 90's. He became a supporter of the Theodora Children's Charity, an organisation that provides entertainers to hospitals and hospices in the UK, and has undertaken expeditions to raise funds for them, these form the basis of his talks. He has also authored books on his expeditions and the profits from their sales are donated to the charity.

Bringing fun and laughter to children in hospital, and let's face it they are not fun places despite the marvellous work of the staff, the charity's 'Giggle Doctors' are a huge hit with patients, parents and, well, everyone anywhere near them!!

He has a wide experience of speaking to groups as diverse as schools, U3A, WI groups and many other social groups. A member of the Rotary Club of Halifax he has spoken at many Rotary events both in the UK and around the world. He provides all equipment needed for the presentations and is available for online events.

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