The course was modified for 2015 to finish at Clifton Gardens. It was an overwhelming success and this is what the participants said:
“Well organized, great food, helpful people”
“Lots of fun, enjoyed the paddle, good family vibe. Will do it again next year”
“This is fantastic. More corporate companies should be involved!”
“Good venue and very well organized”
“It was really good, enjoyed the ponies”
“Well organized, a good cause in a fun way. A great time had by all”
“Support people and volunteers were amazing. A well organised day with an excellent safety standard. Well done!”
“Great atmosphere. So proud of my wife who works for Lifestart. Such a worthwhile organisation to be part of”
“Everything was really well organised. Such a great charity event”
“A fabulous finish area”
What a great community event. There’s no better way to raise money than enjoying a healthy paddle on Sydney Harbour. Having participated three years in a row, K4K is a must on my calendar. Congratulations to event organisers and Lifestart for developing a truly valuable community engagement for all to enjoy.
Garth Agius, Ogilvy
The Kayak for Kids event was fantastic. Up until this year we have only donated towards the fundraising, however this year was the first time I have been able to paddle – I have always been away with work. I just hope I will be available next year, as I had a great time paddling my leg of the course. The intention will be to get some more friends involved and spread the word!
Glen Townsend, Metso Minerals
Thanks and congratulations on an excellent event. This was my first year and will be back next year with a few more teams as I am looking to offer this as a fitness/team building event to my corporate clients.
Terry Gilsenan, Customer Underground Australia
Kayak for Kids was once again a fantastic event to have our company Servcorp involved in. This was the second year that we have competed and it has definitely become an annual event for our company. Everybody had a great time out on the water and thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was also great to see such generosity and dedication to the Lifestart cause from the participants, organisers, and supporters. The team at Lifestart ran a fantastic event which I predict will only get bigger each year. Can’t wait for next year to regain our title!
Julia McClean, Servcorp
Lifestart Kayak for Kids is an exceptional and worthy fundraising paddle-a-thon which everyone should join! Paddlers from all walks of life arose to dramatic skies over Sydney Harbour. As paddlers hugged the coastline, the sun shone in full volume and people cheered as rubber duckies leant into the paddle and carved through to Middle Harbour. The weather cleared to beautiful sunshine, as the sleek racers glided past. Leading the charge was Guy Leech with a few hot on his tail. The kilometres ticked off with each checkpoint providing a refreshed determination that every stroke counted towards an excellent goal and contributed towards children being provided an excellent start in life. So what are you waiting for? Get involved and contribute to a very worthy children’s cause.
Konrad Lippmann, THRILL.com.au