Oxford Paddlers For Life

Well, what another year we’ve had!

Since our last blog in February 2020, who knew we’d be locked down, having treatment revised, hunting down toilet paper and pasta, shielding, paddling virtually with wrapping paper or umbrellas, not seeing family or friends for long periods, wearing masks,… Continue Reading →

First paddle of 2020!

February 1st saw our first paddle of 2020 – the Secklow Hundred dragon boat team at Milton Keynes let us paddle on a blowy day in January, which was really kind of them. The rain has conspired to keep the river flow… Continue Reading →

What a year!

Well what a year we have had, and it isn’t even over yet! Very soon we’ll be celebrating our first year on the water! We couldn’t have got here without the help and encouragement of so many people. Dan and… Continue Reading →

A Summer’s Day Paddle

Saturday was the paddling day we’ve all been waiting for, with glorious blue skies and warmth from the sunshine.  It was great to see Sally, who we welcomed for her second paddle, we were also joined by four ladies from… Continue Reading →

Gorka Plada Piano Performance

A huge thank you to Gorka Plada and his charity piano performance in aid of Oxford Paddlers For Life. It was an incredibly moving performance raising a whopping £250. The performance was part of a music event held at the… Continue Reading →

Start Collecting Your Waitrose Tokens

Waitrose stores run a monthly ‘community matters‘ scheme. Three good causes are chosen by the Waitrose partners, and green tokens are given at the end of the shop and placed in the box. At the end of the month, £1000… Continue Reading →

Helms Hone Their Skills

It was the perfect evening to be out on the water with the sun shining down, but temperatures not to hot. Tuesday’s paddle saw our trainee helms Joel and Sonia further training their skills under Esmee’s guidance. We were also… Continue Reading →

Four Helms In One Day

Today we welcomed Donald and Marion. Chris spent some time before the warm up on our paddle technique, encouraging us to rotate through our hips and lengthen our outside arm. Our white board with our boat plan is working well,… Continue Reading →

All Kitted Out

Thanks to grants from Sport England and Oxford Sports Council, we’ve been able to purchase our very own buoyancy aids and carbon fibre paddles. The grants will also cover the cost of a new boat and equipment, which we’ll order… Continue Reading →

Our First Tuesday Paddle

After the wonderful Easter bank holiday and all of the Easter eggs and hot cross buns, we were all in need of a bit of exercise, but we didn’t expect Esmee to work us quite as hard as she did!… Continue Reading →

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