ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE PADDLING AROUD THE UK IS TO RAISE MONEY FOR SHADWELL BASIN. BELLOW IS AN ARTICLE WRITEN BY ROBYN WHO ATTENDS THE CENTRE.
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I first came to Shadwell two years ago with a few mates in the summer holiday. I came for the whole 6 weeks holiday because I had so much fun and was extremely privileged to go on a sailing trip at the end which was an amazing experience; we sailed on a boat for three days and even slept on it. This brought me much closer to a lot of the people at Shadwell and so I started coming more often out of the holiday period. I made a lot of mates really easily and got a lot of badges for a range of different sports such as kayaking, sailing and climbing. Now, I see Shadwell almost as a second family and can even say I met some of my closest friends here. I look forward to coming Shadwell every week, as i see it as a break from all of the work I have to do at home. Also, Shadwell has sent me on a course to become a level 1 kayaking instructor. One of my greatest memories at Shadwell was when we went to a place called Llandysul where we kayaked for four days and stayed in this lovely building. I learned a lot of key skills such as cooking cleaning and recycling and had a great time with my mates, playing games in the evenings and learning new skills during the day in kayaking. I love kayaking and I’m excited about going on more trips and exploring new areas.