SOME of the crews involved in a previous paddle for life event. David Nielsen
SOME of the crews involved in a previous paddle for life event. David Nielsen

Paddling for regional charities

THE whim of building a wooden kayak many years ago has led Lismore accountant Tim Limbert to organise the Paddle for Life kayak marathon from Lismore to Ballina.

The marathon, which covers about 100km in three days starts this morning from Lismore to raise money for local charities the Summerland Early Intervention Program and the Southern Cross LADS. About 60 paddlers will participate.

“I had built a kayak, a wooden one, and I was discussing with people paddling around the river and camping,” Mr Limbert said.

“Another guy, Cliff Weaver, used to paddle from Lismore to Ballina so the idea came from there.”

Mr Limbert’s wooden kayak now has been replaced by a plastic one. His enthusiasm is undaunted for this, the eighth edition of the marathon.



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