Help to buy a van for Lynne & Jazz & their kayaks!

So, Lynne & Jazz run a Learn To Paddle business...they need a van, here's why!

Learn to Paddle' is simply that!
If you fancy anything from giving kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding a try in a 2 hour session, or you want to brush up on your knowledge and technique, they can help.

They offer coaching and paddle support for Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboards, Sea Kayak & Open Canoes. All abilities and from age 5 upwards. Coaching for Autism, Anxiety, Mental Health & Well-being, Learning Difficulties
All disciplines including Paddleboards, Open Canoe, Kayak, Sea Kayaking,
Beginner, Family, 1:1, Skill Progression,
Rescue drills and safety

We have been having Kayak sessions with them for our 15 yr old son for the last 6 months through our Home Education group. Over 90 children do the sessions on a monthly basis. The sheer fun/love/friendship and much needed outdoor time this has brought to so many, particularly through lockdown and being able to still get on the water doing one to one sessions has been absolutely invaluable!

They currently are struggling to carry their many Kayaks/Paddle Boards & equipment in just one car! This results in extremely early mornings (5am) and several trips to get everything ready before a group can start at 10am.

So we want to help raise funds for Lynne & Jazz...A VAN IS NEEDED! It will obviously make a huge difference to their day to day running of the business and enable Lynne to expand on her fabulous work.

A bit of background info... Lynne was voted British Canoeing Engagement Coach of the year recently for her work with Mental Health and paddling! Hurray!

Lynne Marie-Dale - Hi I’m Lynne. Mum, Nanna & Partner to a loving family. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as I paddle my way through this wonderful recreational therapy and continue to fight my Crohn’s and Auto Immune Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis & Arthritis. I really am living my best life.

I'm on the steering committee in a number of areas to promote Social Prescriptions, a Yorkshire Regions BC Sea Kayak rep, filmed webinars and podcasts for British Canoeing and work with them to improve Mental Health Support for our sport, been filmed by BBC Look North in my role at Blackdog Outdoors, taken part in many radio interviews to promote paddling for Mental Health.

I am a Paddle sports officer – Black Dog Outdoors & founder of Learn to Paddle'

‘Black Dog Outdoors‘ works to promote outdoor exercise and activities in order to improve mental health and wellbeing.  It is managed by a small team of extremely passionate volunteers. We all share similar interests, which include climbing, walking, paddle sports, biking, and the outdoors in general. 

We are highly qualified, and extremely passionate about spreading the excellent experience of paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking to all with lessons across Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire!

Paddling has so much to offer! From exploring lakes, oceans, and rivers up close, to a full core workout, there's a reason why paddling continues to grow in popularity across the World.  Here in Yorkshire 'Learn To Paddle' are here to teach you how it's done!

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Please donate!

Organiser and beneficiary

Shaun Hunter 
Bradford, UK
Lynne Marie Dale 
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