2014 is our seventh season of paddling with Paddlers for Life, Windermere.
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.
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.