A BIG-HEARTED green pioneer from Poole will travel 50km on foot and paddle board to help support the country’s most vulnerable.

David Haze is taking part in the Acorns to Oaks campaign, a collaboration between Gone West and the Princes Trust to help tackle youth unemployment.

He 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 foot print.

David said: “I’m inspired by the work Gone West and the Princes Trust and want to help their cause.

“I see that the 50km journey represents the difficult journey we sometimes all travel down in life and the tree represents personal growth and freedom.”

Bournemouth Echo:

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.

He said: “We should never let go of our dreams and always strive to gain new experiences and enjoy life for everything it has to offer.

“After reaching the low point in my life I realised I was distracted from my true values and what made me come alive. I am now on a journey of ‘self discovery’ - a quest to take my love for adventure and bringing people together out into the world with the aim to inspire and motivate personal growth.

“I want more people to break free, come alive, get out into nature and take that step into the unknown to truly live through adventure, no matter how big or small.”

David has named the tree The Solent Tree of Freedom and Growth and will be taking the challenge on October 24th.

To donate to Acorns to Oaks, see more about David’s campaign: https://gogetfunding.com/green-pioneer/ Instagram @nomadicpaddler.