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On Wednesday 11th June, the Norway 75 team completed the fifth and final paddle of their historic endeavour.
The team have been supported by former Royal Marine and sea kayak guide Lee Waters. Lee’s intimate knowledge of being out at sea and how to best live off the land in a sustainable manner has been invaluable to the team.
Lee is one of the many examples that The Royal Marines Charity have supported in their transition from military to civilian life and working towards good mental health.
In 2016, Lee was medically discharged from the Royal Marines due to significant physical injury.
The Royal Marines Charity are proud to have been able to assist Lee from his transition from the military into civilian life.
We have now completed our fifth and final paddle of this historic endeavour. From start to finish and with ever changing conditions, we have been supported by former Royal Marine and sea kayak guide @lee_john_waters. - This is a massive thank you to Lee for sharing his intimate knowledge of being out at sea and also how best to live off the land in a sustainable manner. We would also like to thank @thermcharity for helping Lee in his transition from a career in the @royalmarines to becoming a sea kayak guide and for providing him with the necessary support to join us here in Norway. - Lee is but one example of the many individuals @thermcharity support in their career transition and in dealing with issues such as poor mental health. To show your support for the amazing efforts @thermcharity undertake for the well-being of the Corps Family, please visit our justgiving page and donate: bit.ly/2ji4YZ9 - - - #charity #paddling #seakayak #kayaking #support #military #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #commando #norway #justgiving #sustainable #ocean #sustainability
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The charity has been able to support Lee in his aspiration to become a professional sea kayak guide. To aid Lee and the Norway 75 team, The Royal Marines Charity were also able to provide Lee with the necessary support to help the Norway 75 team during the expedition.
To show your support for the Norway 75 team and their incredible endeavour, please visit their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/norway75