It takes all sorts to make the world go around. There are those that take and those that give and Lee Hills, Partner at Mayo Wynne Baxter is one that likes to give. Not the usual charity fundraiser of running a marathon or skydiving. Oh no - Lee has decided to take a raft down the Zambezi river, dodging angry hippos, crocodiles and killer rapids in his efforts to raise money for the Winston’s Wish charity.
On September 10th, Lee will attempt to paddle his way 100km along what is known locally as the ‘Great River’. The Zambezi flows for 2,700kms through six countries on its path from Zambia to the Indian Ocean. This unique and demanding challenge will start at Victoria Falls and take in unforgiving rapids such as ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and Oblivion’! Lee will expect a rough ride, with sweltering heat, humidity, blistered hands and harsh conditions providing just some of the obstacles along the way. He will paddle and carry the raft along 100kms of the river, sleeping under canvas on the bank at night. The river’s upper section is dotted with islands and braided with narrow fast flowing channels. Lee will paddle and raft his way along the course of the river through Zambia, steadily heading towards the journeys end at Chabango Falls and the final rapid ‘Ghostrider’!