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The 2018 paddling season marks eleven years of dragon boat paddling on Windemere.

More information about Paddlers for Life and also a Paddling Information Sheet

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Our mission statement.
To relieve sickness and protect and preserve good health for persons facing cancer, in particular but not exclusively breast cancer, or persons in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illness, within Cumbria and Lancashire, by providing or assisting in the provision for physical activity and recreation, notably dragon boating.

  • After a race, Sarasota 2014.
  • A beautiful day to paddle.
  • Brockhole 'Try dragon boat paddling' session.
  • Day 1 of the Sarasota races.
  • Easter Paddle
  • Eye Dotting 'Beat the waters'.
  •  Thank the supporters
  • May Paddle
  • UK team, paddlers and supporters.
  • Paddlers for Life stall in Sarasota.
  • Parade for Paddlers for Life UK.
  • Regatta day
  • Regatta Race
  • Regatta winners 2014.
  • IBCPC festival Sarasota.
  • Sarasota Team UK
  • Paddlers for Life members of the Sarasota Team.
  • Sarasota warm up
  • Sarasota Welcome
  • Sarasota
  • Warm Up
  • Worcester visit
  • Accompanying the Olympic Torch.
  • Wow!
  • A Paddlers for Life Windermere Crew.
  • Artemis Phyllis and Lucy at Low Wood.
  • Dressing the head.
  • 2012 Jubilee Pageant Crew Members.
  • Dublin Fun.
  • Dublin Regatta.
  • Exercise and effort.
  • Early season.
  • Flowers on the water ceremony.
  • Helm Training.
  • Our beautiful dragons.
  • A sunny paddling session.
  • Olympic 'Inspire' visit.
  • Two founder members.
  • Meet the public paddling session.
  • Best dressed boat.
  • Thames.
  • In the zone.
  • 'Dotting the Eyes' of the dragons.
  • Team spirit.
  • Shared fun.
  • Cancer awareness day.
  • Windermere
  • Our beautiful dragon boats.
  • Fundraiser 'Thank you'.
  • A beautiful evening paddle.
  • Stroke pair.
  • Paddlers for Life at Canada house.
  • Team Talk

Paddlers for Life, Windermere is a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team.
We are a registered charity,
Charity Commission No. 1121539.

Our members are people who have been treated for cancer, most often breast cancer, or family members and friends or other supporters. We paddle dragon boats on Windermere at Low Wood Bay near Ambleside in Cumbria, UK. This exercise helps health and wellbeing both during and after treatment and also ameliorates some of the effects of treatment such as lymphoedema and tiredness. The friendship, shared experience and team spirit of paddling can be extremely supportive after a cancer diagnosis.

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