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Windermere, 2022

Windermere, 2022 The weekend of June 17th – 19th was the Pool of Life’s annual getaway to Windermere. Our good friends from Preston Dragons just happened to be there too. Friday evening was time to settle in with a takeaway and a few drinks in the bar. The weather was […]

Mersey Cruise

Mersey Cruise aboard the Dazzle Ferry On 11th June 2022 a group of Pool of Life members ventured out into Liverpool Bay aboard the colourful Dazzle Ferry. There was a beautiful view of the waterfront as we left the dock and sailed along the bay. It was quite a breezy […]

Taster session

Breast surgeons’ taster afternoon On Sunday 15th May, Pool of Life and Amathus hosted a taster session for breast surgeons from all over the world who were in Liverpool for an ABS conference. There was excitement and apprehension beforehand but the session went really well and was thoroughly enjoyed by […]

Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021 The Pool of Life started celebrations early and joined the Preston Dragons for a festive paddle on December the 5th. Hospitality was second to none (as per usual) and we had a wonderful paddle complete with singalong followed by delicious refreshments. The festivities continued on December the 19th […]

Pink Friday and the river of light

Pink Friday: Liverpool River Of Light October 22nd 2021 was Pink Friday (a day to focus on breast cancer and all those affected by it) and also the start of Liverpool’s River of Light celebrations so the Pool of Life decided to have an evening paddle session to celebrate. We […]

Pool of Life visit Preston Dragons

Pool Of Life visit Preston Dragons   On 14th August several Pool of Life Members joined Preston Dragons for a Saturday morning training session. We were made to feel very welcome and were given a special introduction at the warm-up. It felt great to have a team of three boats […]

Capsize safety session, Aug 2021

Capsize safety session, August 1st 2021   Quote of the day: “Never thought that when I got told I had cancer… that 5 years later I would be throwing myself into the river Mersey for fun. Thanks everyone for an enjoyable day”   ~ Sue Tennant Safety on the water […]

Theatre Outing, July 2021: Ellen & Rigby

Theatre Outing, 24th July 2021   On a sunny afternoon in July, when Covid-19 restrictions were quite relaxed, a group of Pool Of Life ladies had an afternoon trip to the Royal Court Theatre to watch the two-character play Ellen and Rigby. Pre-show refreshments were consumed in the outside terrace […]

Windermere: 2021

Wonderful Windermere   In late June 2021, when lockdown restrictions were eased, a group of Pool Of Life members along with friends and family had a fun weekend surrounded by the beauty of Windermere. Lake Windermere The group stayed at Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate. Pods are available for […]

Pool of Life wins National Lottery funding from Sport England

  Pool of Life wins National Lottery funding from Sport England   POOL OF LIFE, Liverpool’s very own Breast Cancer Survivors’ Dragon Boat Racing Team, is celebrating having been awarded £3,419 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s ‘Return to Play’ Small Grants Award Scheme. The money will help the […]