Cockleshell Endeavour

Vetrun180 are supporting Mick Dawson and the Cockleshell Endeavour team on their Falklands War 40th Anniversary 650 mile Kayak. We will be supplying them with Land Rovers, Camping Equipment and logistical support.

Since it launched in 2015, the Cockleshell Endeavour has created new and exciting ways to support veterans through water-based adventures while raising money for charity.

To mark 40 years since the Falklands War, Cockleshell Endeavour founder and Falklands veteran, Mick Dawson and the Cockleshell team will travel from theĀ Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Scotland, to the Yomper statue in Southsea, mainly by kayak.

Along with Mick, fellow veteran Steve Sparkes will also be paddling the route. In 2018, Steve became the first blind person to row the Pacific, which he did alongside Mick under the Cockleshell Endeavour banner.

They are setting off on April 2nd and will complete their endeavour on June 14th, which will mark the exact duration of the Falklands War, 40 years ago, in which a young Mick Dawson fought as a Royal Marine.

The Cockleshell team will travel as much of the journey as possible by kayak, firstly in the sea along the west coast of Scotland, and then using the UK’s canal system. They will be joined on his journey by fellow Falklands veterans, recording their stories as they go. They will also be speaking to those most affected by the war, from the families living in the Falklands at the time to those who fought alongside Mick and their families.

Over the duration of this challenge, Mick, Steve and the team will stop off at towns and cities on route to meet with fellow veterans and their families to mark 40 years since the Falklands conflict.

More information can be found at:

Cockleshell Endeavour