Blue Spark Foundation

Kayaks for Birmingham Sherborne Sea Cadets

BlueSpark provided funding to enable Birmingham Sherbourne Sea cadets to purchase sit-on-top kayaks for use on canals and reservoirs. Many children are initially concerned about being enclosed in a kayak and avoid using them. These special kayaks help children to develop their confidence to participate in watercraft activities. The chair of the board of trustees of the Cadets told BlueSpark that “having these kayaks available has enabled us to encourage more young people to join us by giving them a taste of the activities available and addressing their initial fears. They are used for induction sessions for new joiners and have proved very popular.”