David Haze is paddling across The Solent to the Isle of Wight with an oak tree sapling to help raise awareness and funds to tackle youth unemployment during COVID-19.
David will buy an oak sapling, walk to the coast and stand up paddleboard (SUP) to the Isle of Wight and deliver the tree on foot – leaving no carbon footprint. This is all in aid of the Acorns to Oaks campaign, a collaboration between Gone West and the Prince’s Trust to help tackle youth unemployment.
Acorns to Oaks is calling for people to move 50km to raise funds, but David is taking it one step further by paddle boarding across the Solent. David said that after reaching a low point in his life, he realised he was distracted from his true values and what made him come alive. He is now on a journey of ‘self discovery’ – a quest to take his love for adventure and bringing people together out into the world with the aim to inspire and motivate personal growth.