Wednesday 10 August 2022 | by Brett Scillitoe
This time it’s all about Maidenhead. After the success of Swansea, Maidenhead has it’s first AquaPaddle.
Belle will be your AquaPaddle Captain for the inaugural AquaPaddle Maidenhead. She has a stellar Crew, mainly made up with Volunteers from Paddleboard Maidenhead, who will be looking after you all on and off the water. The Route is a lovely one up from Boulters Lock towards Cliveden House and return. One of the most beautiful stretches of The Thames. At 10 o’clock in the morning it will be stunning. So don’t miss out and sign up now, there are still a few places available.
Judy will be in charge at Hampton – Molesey this Sunday, ably assisted by a Crew of regular AquaPaddlers, who are giving something back to the Paddling community. If you are an experienced paddler with at least a year of paddling in different conditions, then please get in touch with us and we can forward your details to your local AquaPaddle Captain. Not all roles are on the water. The Time Lord and their Assistant are just as vital as the water based Crew.
If you want to take part in the AquaPaddle Hampton – Molesey, click the link below to register.
Swansea on the last weekend of July was well attended by more that 3 different paddle boarding groups in the Swansea area. The weather was a little damp first thing, but then the sun came out and it was a great success. Emily King, AquaPaddle’s Patron was the Captain and she had a great crew. There are plans in place for the next one. Details to follow very soon, once they are confirmed. Checkout the video of the AquaPaddle below
The second AquaPaddle Southend is coming up at the end of the month. It is a rare Saturday AquaPaddle, starting just after midday. It’s a great location and I would recommend that you try and get along to experience the fun of Southend. Sarah-Jane and Del, from Blue Therapy Active, will be in charge and you will be well looked after by them and their amazing Crew.
This is the other side to AquaPaddle, the Charity side that takes people of all ages out on the water in a safe environment, to benefit from the peace and calm that Water brings to us humans. It heals and mends. We run regular sessions with groups who can really benefit from our help, such as Surrey Care Trust.
These sessions cost, as all the equipment, licences and insurance needs to be paid for. We work with Delivery Partners to run these session. Some donate their time and others need paying, which is only fair, as it cost a lot to be become a coach and keep up their qualifications, plus provide safe equipment.
Please help if you can by donating £10.00 towards helping people who can really benefit from your support.