Paddlers for Life
English Lakes are very pleased to support Paddlers for Life, a charity which helps fight breast cancer.
The cancer dragon boat phenomenon started in 1996 in Canada when a sports medicine doctor formed the first crew. Research has shown that physical activity involving teamwork and paddling can give cancer survivors both physical and emotional benefits, as well as helping to build friendship and support networks.
Paddlers for Life have two dragon boats at the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre where it has been based since 2008 and meets most Sundays to practice. .
Anyone who would like to get involved in Paddlers for Life, or who would like to offer sponsorship or donations, can find more information and contact details on the Paddlers For Life website.