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Karl completes kayaking challenge in little brother's memory

Welcoming crowd greeted kayaker on Peel beach

A man kayaking around the Island's coastline for three mental health charities, has completed his challenge.

Karl Staniford arrived into Peel beach at around 5:30pm last night to a welcoming crowd.

Initially he'd hoped to raise £3,000 for Manx charities, after his younger brother Cam took his own life.

As of this morning (16 April) that figure has surpassed £8,500.

Karl says it was the hardest thing he's ever done, but he wouldn't have it any other way:

You can still contribute to the crowdfunding page, by clicking here.

Karl gave this message following his interview:

‘Time for change.

People are saying I’m an inspiration, in my eyes the real inspiration here is all of YOU!

All I’ve done is sat on my ass for two days, that counts for nothing if YOU didn’t get involved by sharing, donating, commenting, supporting - even if you haven’t or couldn’t donate and you’ve talked about the cause to others you are helping by raising awareness for Mental Health which is equally as important.


An ‘anonymous’ donation came in today with the comment ‘time for change.’ This is 💯 correct!!! It’s time to mix it up. What we’re doing at the moment isn’t working.


We can collectively, proactively improve Mental Health for future generations by encouraging our independent, unique Manx government to prioritise essential skills such as communication and processing stress and emotions within our education system, at relatively low cost, by using simple, sustainable, proven techniques which are backed by research and utilised by the most resilient people of the planet. Please listen to the interview in the link below for more information.


If you’re interested please follow the ‘If It Works, It’s Right’ page. I plan on sharing some further info in the coming weeks. I’m interested to know if you would consider signing a petition that resonates with above?


I hope you will join me in being part of the solution for positive change in our community.



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