Cool FM presenters attempt to paddleboard across North Channel

Cool FM’s breakfast team Pete, Paulo and Rebecca are attempting a paddleboard challenge in a bid to raise funds for Bauer’s Cash for Kids charity.

The 22-mile crossing from Portpatrick to Donaghadee will be shared equally by the breakfast trio, with the entire coast-to-coast journey streamed live on Cool FM’s social channels.

Expected to take around eight hours to complete, Pete Snodden will lead the way on the first stretch of the journey. Preparing for his 8am start, Pete jokingly said: “After 23 years in the business I thought I’d done it all… I was wrong! At one time the idea seemed impossible yet here we are!

“I hope that the challenge inspires the public to dig deep and give generously to Cash for Kids, so the charity can continue to support underprivileged families in Northern Ireland.”

Paulo Ross will take over from Pete on the second leg of the trek. “I can’t believe our crazy lockdown idea has come to life,” said Paulo.

“This is a massive bucket list moment for me, and if we succeed, we’ll be the first radio station to have ever completed a challenge of this calibre. A massive amount of teamwork is required to help us cross the finish line and we thank everyone who has made this happen.”

A nervous Rebecca Mc Kinney added: “Out of all three of us I’ve the least experience with any form of water sports, so this will be one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced. While I know it will be tough, Cash for Kids is such an inspiring charity that I’m determined to face my fears for this great cause.”

Hailing their return will be fellow Cool FM and Drive Time presenter John Kearns who will have the blankets, hot drinks and biscuits at the ready.

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Posted on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 7:02 am by RadioToday Staff

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