Paddles at the ready! Join us for our Meet & Paddle event on Saturday 14th August. Let's get away from Zoom, meet up face to face, and enjoy an afternoon kayaking together at the London Phoenix Outdoor Centre.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Are you ready to get your paddle on? Join us in London on Saturday 14th August and try your hand at kayaking. You'll have a chance to enjoy this fun activity whilst meeting other young adults in their 20s and 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 for the kayaking 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, we can only offer places for this event to those who've already completed active treatment and received both of their covid vaccinations. This has been a hard but necessary decision to ensure your safety*

BEFORE YOU JOIN US

  • You need to have already finished active treatment
  • You need to have already received both of your covid vaccinations
  • Please take a lateral flow test the day beforehand and send in a screenshot of the result to [email protected] These are readily available for free here
  • Complete this declaration form for the activity 
  • If you have exhibited any Covid symptoms please follow the government guidelines and stay at home

A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Your hosts will be our Young Adult Ambassadors Carolina and Joe. Both were diagnosed with cancer in their 30s and know what it's like to cope with the impact cancer can have on your life.

"I loved going to the meet and paddle because I felt so welcomed and encourage 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!" - Carolina (she/her)

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.

1pm - We'll all meet at the Phoenix Centre with your hosts Carolina and Joe. If this is your first meet up, don't worry we'll introduce you to everyone

1:30pm - There are changing facilities on-site if you'd like to get changed. Then the fun begins with our kayaking session. If this is your first time kayaking, 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

3:30pm - All splashed out, we'll be drying off and getting changed

3:45pm - 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 to good

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

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