What’s On London Meet & Paddle Paddles at the ready! Join us for our first Meet & Paddle event of 2022. Let's get away from Zoom, meet up face to face, and enjoy an afternoon together at the London Phoenix Outdoor Centre. Are you ready to get your paddle on? Join us in London on Saturday 9th April. Try your hand at either kayaking or stand up paddle boarding (SUP). You'll have a chance to enjoy this fun activity whilst meeting other young adults in their 20s or 30s who get what it's like to be living beyond cancer. Suitable for all abilities and plus 1's are also welcome. We know you may be feeling nervous about getting together and meeting people in person again, which is why we've taken every precaution to ensure your safety both before and during this event. All equipment that you'll be using will have been thoroughly cleaned along with all seating, changing areas, and communal spaces. The way this session is delivered has been changed to ensure that participants and your instructors can be socially distanced from each other. *In order to reduce the COVID risk to the smallest possible risk we can only offer places for this event to those who've already completed active treatment. This has been a hard but necessary decision to ensure your safety* BEFORE YOU JOIN US Please take a lateral flow test max 48 hours before attending We ask that you wear a mask when travelling to the event If you have exhibited any Covid symptoms please stay at home WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU Comfortable clothing A change of clothes A water bottle Suncream in case it's sunny Waterproof in case there's some rain Closed-toe shoes Snacks for after the event, as it's hungry work all that paddling MEET YOUR HOSTS Carolina was diagnosed with cancer in her 30s and knows what it's like to cope with the impact cancer can have on your life. "I loved going to the Meet & Paddle because I felt so welcomed and encouraged to take on a completely new activity and have as much fun as possible while getting to know others who get it. I felt super safe and supported during the whole activity and it was awesome to finish the fun paddling with a nice catch-up with amazing people! I will definitely sign up again. Thank you Trekstock for giving us so much joyful activities!" Ellen was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic leukaemia when she was 9 and 12, and knows what it's like to cope with the impact cancer can have on your life including the late effects of childhood cancer. "I found Trekstock a few years ago and I don’t know where I’d be without them. It's so vital to connect with others who understand what we’re going through. In my spare time I enjoy checking out brunch spots with my friends, walks with my dog and I am a bit of a bookworm. Whether it’s your first Trekstock event or you’re a regular, it would be really great to see you and have fun together at this event." WHAT TO EXPECT Don't forget to stick to government guidelines, wear a face mask when travelling to the event and during it and bring your own hand sanitiser. 13:30pm - We'll all meet at the Phoenix Centre. If this is your first meet up, don't worry we'll introduce you to everyone 2:00pm - There are changing facilities on-site if you'd like to get changed. Then the fun begins with our session. If this is your first time, don't worry you'll get a little demonstration first to show you the ropes and there will be an instructor on hand if you have any questions 4:00pm - All splashed out, we'll be drying off and getting changed 5pm - Finally, everyone will have a chance to chill out and chat on the grass (if it's sunny) or inside if the weather's not too good Booking for this event has now closed.