Canoe Challenge 2024



We did it
On 25th May 2024 we successfully raised £7,388 ( + est. £1119.25 Gift Aid ) with 301 supporters in 71 days

Our annual Canoe Challenge is to help raise funds to support older people in Lancashire.

Our Canoe Challenge is back for its 9th year. This year we have 14 canoes on the water, with 28 canoeists ready to paddle 25 miles from Preston to Lancaster to support older people in Lancashire. 

The course promises beautiful scenery and will be both a test of endurance and a fulfilling sense of accomplishment upon completion, typically taking 6-8 hours.

Past participants include brothers, David and Andrew, who last year took part in their fourth Canoe Challenge for Age UK Lancashire raising thousands of pounds for the charity. 

David said: 

“It’s a really good bonding session for me and my brother and at the same time we both like doing our part to raise money for Age UK Lancashire and helping out where we can.”

About Age UK Lancashire 

We are the largest older person's charity in Lancashire, helping older people in Lancashire to live a healthier and happier life style. 

We run several services across the region to support individuals, families and carers such as; 

Hospital After Care, Support At Home, Dementia Services, Digital Inclusion, Footcare, Day Clubs, Veterans Outreach, Information & Advice, Integrated Care, Community Outreach and Scams Awareness.

The numbers speak for themselves

 - Last year we took over 33,931 phone calls (That's 92 calls a day!).
- We provided dementia support to 320 people through 1-2-1 and group sessions

- Our Hospital After Care team supported 9,148 patients following a short stay in hospital. 

- We were able to claim £2.44 million in benefits for people in Lancashire. 

- We improved the mobility of 327 clients through our Foot care program

- We connected with 110 veterans, breaking down the walls of isolation and introducing them to new friends and events in their local area. 

- We delivered over 36,000 hours to help older people to stay independent at home through our Support at Home service. 

Money raised from the canoe challenge allows us to keep these services running. It means we can continue to answer the phone to someone who needs advice. 

It means we can complete a benefit form which can make a significant difference to someone's life. (Attendance Allowance forms can take 2 hours!). 

We can buy equipment for our day clubs to keep our members engaged and active through out the day. 

We can help introduce digital tools to those who can't access it. 

We can provide sessions on scams awareness to help prevent fraud and scams. 

Donate today

If you would like to support Age UK Lancashire, please make a small donation today, or if you would like to support any of our fundraisers you can find their individual pages on the page. 

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