John and Max 200 mile kayak challenge

John Oakley will spend 8 days kayaking with his dog Max to raise money for the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch.

In 2016, John and Max kayaked 100 miles and raised over £3000. They witnessed the difference the money raised made to the animals at the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch and decided to quite literally, push the boat out for one last big effort.

John will be making the journey from Oxford to Warrington – nearly 200 miles – with Max who he adopted from our branch. Max has even gained the nickname ‘Pirate Max’ following his love for spending time with John floating on the canals.

The journey works out at 25 miles per day which gives John the unenviable task of paddling a marathon per day.

John will be camping alongside the canals with Max – in his customised life jacket – during the 8 day voyage.

They will start on Sunday 16th September in Oxford and finish on Sunday 23rd September at the London Bridge Inn in Appleton, Warrington at around 1pm.

John said: “We were overwhelmed by the generous support we received in 2016 and have seen the difference those donations made to the animals at the branch. It’s going to be a difficult challenge but I know Pirate Max will enjoy it as much as he did last time, but my arms probably won’t.”

Max was abandoned with two other dogs. He spent over a year in kennels and unfortunately, missed out on two homes through no fault of his own. That was when John and Kei decided they need to add a gorgeous Staffie to their household.

To sponsor John and Max anyone can visit his justgiving page- https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/piratemax

John and Max are raising money directly to help the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens branch. The branch is a cruelty case boarding centre. This means that the animals in their care have been removed by inspectors due to neglect or abuse.

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