We all know how therapeutic and beneficial paddling can be for our mental health. So it’s a complete ‘no-brainer’ for us to continue to support mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind, especially in the wake of Covid – with more and more people requiring mental care. We support Oxfordshire Mind in a number of ways – in addition to donating 10% from all lesson ‘sales’, we host charity fun paddles and probably most importantly, we provide monthly complimentary SUP lesson experiences for its service users. It’s an absolute joy and privilege to witness the transformation of individuals in as little as an hour on the water and to give them that essential ‘mindful therapy’.
Based directly on the River Thames at Newbridge, in close proximity to the River Windrush, it makes sense for us to support local campaigning charity WASP. This charity depends on its amazing team of volunteers to ensure that we continue to paddle in safe waters and enjoy the truly amazing and diverse wildlife in and on the river.
We have supported Planet Patrol since our launch in 2021 and have been overwhelmed with volunteer support to clean up our Oxfordshire waterways. Based on evidence showing minimal litter & debris on our treasured rivers and canals, we’re now offering our support to Planet Patrol with their campaigns of monitoring water quality.