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Helen Steege

Breast cancer survivor

After all my (breast cancer) treatments were completed, there was quite a lull, and I found it hard to pick myself up and start doing ‘something’. I came across BWD and felt a spark! I was a bit nervous about joining an established group, especially with a new skill to learn, but I was taken aback by the spontaneous, friendly welcome from everyone, and I felt at home so quickly.

I have re-found a bit of my ‘much younger self’ and am still surprised at my excitement about going paddling (even when it’s cold!).

Everything about it: the people, the laughs, the training, the effort, the races, and the cakes – is all just fantastic.

Helen is a Trustee of Bourne Water Dragons, a much-valued member and has the role of Membership Administrator.

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