Jason Elliott will be navigating his way from coast to coast along the Desmond Canoe Family Trail, the longest of it's kind in the UK spanning 160 miles. With the continued generous support of the Desmond Family, the trail creates fantastic opoportunities for youth engagement and local communities.
Jason, a lifelong surfer, canoeist and paddleboarder is making the first coast to coast attempt to encourage people to think about alternatives to single use plastic.
"The issue of plastic in our waterways is serious, and one that cannot be taken lightly. People think about the plastic in the World's oceans, but it's affecting us here in the UK too in our inland canals and rivers as well as our beaches.
The biggest difference we can make is by moving away from single use plastic packaging and disposing of our waste responsibly – something each and every one of us can do.”