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Here is the recording of our virtual Eye Dotting Ceremony 2020 we hope that in 2021 we will all get to be on the shores of our beloved Lake. There are parts where the connection from the lake is a little out of time.....but that's the Internets fault.....and we hope it doesn't take away the very special nature of this event. Tears were shed, history was told, happiness was present, hell money was burnt and the Dragons awoke and took our breath away......enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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That was so very enjoyable, Sara. Thank you. 🚣‍β™€οΈπŸ’—

The dragon is awake!

Fabulous x

On Thursday we held a Virtual Eye Dotting Ceremony - it was amazing, emotional and it connected us across the world, reminded us of those we have lost and made us thankful for still being here. There were 6 of us who attended the ceremony both Survivors and Supporters and 30 who watched and participated on Zoom (recording to follow) A Big thank you to all involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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This was amazing to watch πŸ₯°

Traditional ceremonies are so important! Well done everyone. πŸ’—

A beautiful and moving ceremony - I felt very privileged to be allowed to join you via Zoom xxx

Fab pics ladies. I am missing paddlers and being on the lake in the dragon boats. Roll on when we can πŸ₯°

How lovely. Can't wait to see the video of.it x

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We would like to invite you to attend our Virtual Eye Dotting Ceremony tomorrow - Thursday 25th June 18.45 for a 19.00 start - A small group will be live from Low Wood Marina to dot the eyes and scatter the buckwheat.. We will have readings, and poems, tears and laughter via Zoom......... please comment below if you would like an invite and we will PM you it! ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to invite you to attend our Virtual Eye Dotting Ceremony tomorrow - Thursday 25th June 18.45 for a 19.00 start - A small group will be live from Low Wood Marina to dot the eyes and scatter the buckwheat.. We will have readings, and poems, tears and laughter via Zoom......... please comment below if you would like an invite and we will PM you it!

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Hi could you please add me to the list Bev xx

I would like to join in please

Can a Port Edgar Dragon join you? Please?

Thank you for letting me join your beautiful ceremony - take care everyone - praying for you all to stay safe and well and happy xxx

Want to help us write a book?? We want members past and present, supporters and survivors, watchers from afar and dragon boaters across the world to get involved, never been in a boat yet...it doesn't matter!!

You may have seen us post up themes recently and wondered what it was all about....well here is a little bit from our Book Group meeting today to give you a flavour of what its all about!

Visit our website to read all about and see past themes.....add your thoughts, words, poems and we may well include them.....

paddlersforlife.co.uk/paddlers-for-life-book-project/
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We loved hearing your words and poems about being 'Off the Water'
This weeks Theme is 'The Dragon' - Probably the most Iconic Image when talking Dragon Boats!
What thoughts and comments does this theme conjure up for you? Write, draw, video, create with some spontaneity or take as much time as you want.
The Book Group needs your help to ignite the dedication and determination to tell the amazing story of Paddlers for Life, the past, the present, and the future. In anticipation, breathe the fire ...
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We loved hearing your words and poems about being Off the Water    
This weeks Theme is The Dragon - Probably the most Iconic Image when talking Dragon Boats! 
What thoughts and comments does this theme conjure up for you? Write, draw, video, create with some spontaneity or take as much time as you want. 
The Book Group needs your help to ignite the dedication and determination to tell the amazing story of Paddlers for Life, the past, the present, and the future. In anticipation, breathe the fire ...

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I love the ceremony when we wake them up !! πŸ‘€ πŸ‰

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Lovely to see paddlers for life Windermere last nite on Tim William Smith Zoom FAME session along with so many others πŸ‘ŠπŸ‰πŸ™πŸ€©

A Word, A Sentence, A Poem...

"Being Off The Water"
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Paddleers for Life are writing a book.The Book Group has come up with a collection of paddling related themes. We'd love you to share your comments and describe your thoughts, every week, when we post a different theme. Do it with some spontaneity or take as much time as you want. Write, draw, video, create, somehow. Each theme will appear via email, on the PfL website, WhatsApp and FaceBook. This week's theme is: 'Being off-the-water' The backstory is different for each of you. Never even been in a dragon boat. 2019 was your first paddling season. Winter programme of activities. Sleeping dragons. Planting bulbs. Boat maintenance. Water safety. Kendal climbing. Boatless. What does this theme mean to you? In anticipation ... thank you, from The Book Group

Todays view of our patch - happy memories of Paddler's picnic up here. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays view of our patch - happy memories of Paddlers picnic up here.

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What a great view!

I remember the pink fizz we had too πŸ₯‚πŸ˜Š

Fab photo! Was the pink fizz celebrating 10 years of PfL? Glasses at the ready to raise, sooner rather than later πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ€ž

Dear Paddlers, this message has been passed on to us from the local Cancer group Phoenix. It is an opportunity to ask a lead oncologist any questions you might have about Covid in relation to Cancer. Thanks to Amanda for her persistence in getting this arranged, please make use of it if you have any worries or fears at this time. S x

Message from Amanda:

CANCER & COVID VIRUS. I’m aware that unusual Covid times can cause extra anxiety for us cancer patients, both those in active treatment and those who have suspicions about a new cancer sympton. To help with this and provide clear & accurate information abut Covid & cancer, I have been liasing, via my hospital Governor role, for a questions & answer session with an expert oncologist for our area. I’m delighted that our Lead Cancer Clinician for MBHT- Dr Sarah Hauxwell, has agreed to do this. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Please email me your questions or concerns relating to cancer & Covid to-: amandajanecarswell@gmail.com - before 23rd May. I can remove your name before passing them on to Dr Hauxwell if you wish to be anonymous. Dr Hauxwell will record her answers & I will post this video on here, Phoenix & my β€˜Hair News & Wig Swap Shop’ sites, to reach as many locals as possible. Please share this with your non FB cancer friends in our area, so they can benefit from it too x

Over to you now... to make good use of this unique opportunity to get your cancer & Covid anxieties sorted πŸ‘Œ β€” οΏΌfeeling grateful.
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Dear Paddlers, this message has been passed on to us from the local Cancer group Phoenix. It is an opportunity to ask a lead oncologist any questions you might have about Covid in relation to Cancer. Thanks to Amanda for her persistence in getting this arranged, please make use of it if you have any worries or fears at this time. S x

Message from Amanda: 

CANCER & COVID VIRUS.   I’m aware that unusual Covid times can cause extra anxiety for us cancer patients, both those in active treatment and those who have suspicions about a new cancer sympton. To help with this and provide clear & accurate information abut Covid & cancer, I have been liasing, via my hospital Governor role, for a questions & answer session with an expert oncologist for our area. I’m delighted that our Lead Cancer Clinician for MBHT- Dr Sarah Hauxwell, has agreed to do this. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.  Please email me your questions or concerns relating to cancer & Covid to-: amandajanecarswell@gmail.com - before 23rd May. I can remove your name before passing them on to Dr Hauxwell if you wish to be anonymous. Dr Hauxwell will record her answers & I will post this video on here, Phoenix & my β€˜Hair News & Wig Swap Shop’ sites, to reach as many locals as possible. Please share this with your non FB cancer friends in our area, so they can benefit from it too x

Over to you now... to make good use of this unique opportunity to get your cancer & Covid anxieties sorted πŸ‘Œ β€” οΏΌfeeling grateful.

Sara one of our Trustees gives her insights as the the benefits of being a member of Paddlers for Life.....in her own inimitable way! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant video - so lovely and heartfelt!

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