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Kelda writes- 18 amazing young people all in recovery from cancer had the most incredible week…

Well, I haven’t the exciting news I was hoping to tell you…but it’s still good!

18 amazing young people all in recovery from cancer had the most incredible week on last weeks Climbing Out programme and achieved so much more than they could ever have expected. Something magical really does happen on the programmes….to see 2 visually impaired girls merrily throwing themselves off a bridge into the river below showed true trust, friendship ….and shear guts! The support that the young people give each other throughout the week brings something truly special to the programmes and I know many of them will have become life long friends.

It was also fantastic to see 2 of our previous participants returning to volunteer as support staff for the week – and what an amazing job they did too! They really did add something very special to the programme and were a real example and inspiration to the young people. I am very, very proud of them both. Well done to everyone involved over the whole week.

While the young people were up in the Lake district facing all the different challenges the instructors threw at them, I was working hard on my own challenges on the water. I did PB again this week, although only by a fraction of a second…..but hey, I’ll take what I can get at the minute! I’ve still got to get just over a second quicker if I’m going to hit the target I need to hit by September…..so time to get my head down and just keep paddling!

While the young people were up in the Lake district facing all the different challenges the instructors threw at them, I was working hard on my own challenges on the water. I did PB again this week, although only by a fraction of a second…..but hey, I’ll take what I can get at the minute! I’ve still got to get just over a second quicker if I’m going to hit the target I need to hit by September…..so time to get my head down and just keep paddling!

The short film that Geoff Ward film and photography very kindly put together for me has now been finished and I must say a big thank you to Geoff for all his efforts. I’m hoping it might now generate some interest in sponsorship – fingers crossed! I’ve included the link below, so hopefully it might give you a bit of a clearer idea exactly what I’m doing too!

https://vimeo.com/135645905

I find it all I little embarrassing, but hey, they say God loves a trier….well he must bloomin’ love me!!!

The rest of the squad all leave for the World Championships in Milan next weekend. I’d wish them luck, but I know they don’t need any luck….they’ve all been training so hard, are fighting fit and will be giving it everything to bring back a real medal hall.

GO TEAM GB!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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