MONDAY 1ST MAY 2017
Our friends at The Pool of Life invited us to their annual gala called Dragons and Flowers! The whole event was to raise funds for Water aid and Pool of Life.
Pool of Life is a registered charity (registration No. 1111599) and was the first established dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors in the UK. The team was set up in 2004, under the guidance and support of Liverpool-based Amathus Dragon Boat Club, to help raise breast cancer awareness and demonstrates that women and men living with breast cancer can lead full and active lives. Sam’s Diamonds works in partnership with The Pool of Life by encouraging our Diamonds to give it a go and improve their overall fitness. Quite a few of the ladies who already attended are also Diamonds now too!
The weather was kind to us and there was lots of fun and frivolity down at Liverpool Watersports Centre. 16 teams took part this year, representing a wide range of organisations (gyms, NHS departments, sports groups, charity organisations and local businesses). Each team took part in 3 races and their two fastest times determined which teams made it through to the ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ finals.
We invited Oncologist Dr Sripadam down to be on our team and he didn’t let us down! Sam’s Diamonds team consisted of Diamonds and Diamond’s partners and friends. We did surprisingly well and thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie and banter on the day! We didn’t win a trophy but we were all winners on the day!