Mayor's Visit

Councillor David Kelsey meets the Bourne Water Dragons, the first All Cancer Survivors team in Great Britain, to participate in a Sunday morning paddle.

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Councillor David Kelsey meets the Bourne Water Dragons, the first All Cancer Survivors team in Great Britain, to participate in a Sunday morning paddle.

Some of our Trustees attended the 'Harmony in the Community' event at the Bournemouth University put on by Layne Hamerston. Whilst there, The Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor David Kelsey, spoke to the Trustees saying how pleased he was to see something for the men in the community who had had an experience with cancer as to his knowledge there is very little about for them. He took a keen interest and was duly invited to come and meet the Bourne Water Dragons, the first All Cancer Survivors team in Great Britain, taking part in a Sunday morning paddle.

On the appointed Sunday, the Mayor received a paddle salute and guard of honour with Chris, his Consort, and Karl, his Mace Bearer.

Verdun and Cathy gave full safety instructions and paddle technic, our helms for the day, along with a warm-up and off we went in the two Bourne Water boats. The Mayor and his team had a most enjoyable paddle along the beautiful River Stour along to Christchurch Quay and just beyond. The sun was shining, the waters were calm, and the feeling on the boats was joyous.

We were soon heading back to camp for lunch. The Mayor and his team were encouraged to try the mouth-watering lunch put on by the great cooks of BWD.

Fully fed and exercised, the Mayor enjoyed the photoshoot by the very talented Charlotte, who is studying photography at Bournemouth University and whose pictures feature widely on this site.


All too soon, it was time for the Mayor to take his leave, but before leaving, an invitation was bestowed on us.

The Worshipful The Mayor
Councillor David Kelsey
Requests the pleasure of the company of Bourne Water Dragons
At a Buffet Reception at the Mayors Parlour BCP Council Civic Offices Bournemouth


Well, what an invitation!! And one we all delightfully received and totally looked forward to. After we had our supper, Geoffrey gave a talk explaining the history of the building and all the paintings in the Mayor's Parlour. We were then shown around part of the town hall, from the Chambers to the Wedding room. A very interesting and lovely evening was had by all.

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