Who we are.

Paddlers for Life Windermere is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) No. 1200841.

The trustees of the charity ensure that it operates correctly to ensure it meets its purposes and is financially sound. The trustees also work hard to ensure that Paddlers for Life is able to provide regular paddling during the season ensuring provision of boats, equipment, support, drummers and helms to take charge of paddling.

Patrons of the charity promote the charity and support the trustees.

Founder members.

A group of people who had the vision and drive to establish a breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat team on Windermere.

Sue Cogley

Founder and Patron
Remembered with much love. Her drive and shared belief in the importance of breast cancer survivor dragon boat paddling made the team what it is. Sue inspired all who paddled with her.


Ensure the charity meets the focus of its charitable purpose and responsible for the day to day operation of the charity.

Jill Frost, trustee

Jill Frost

Always great fun, with peer group support. And cake! What’s not to like!
Judy Lewis, trustee.

Judy Lewis


Jen English

Trustee (Supporter)

Julie Mason

Trustee, Secretary
For me, Padding is a very spiritual experience. I always go home with a full heart and optimism.

Lynn Prescott

Acting Trustee (Treasurer)


Promote the charity and give support to the trustees and members.

Nick Harrison

Proud to paddle with Paddlers for Life and support their activities.