For the past three years, we have run regular canoeing sessions in partnership with the wide range of agencies working with homeless and vulnerably housed people in Oxford.
It’s given me a sense of freedom. It’s peaceful. I can think for a few hours and break away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre – it’s quite beautiful even near to town. It gives you mental stimulation as well as physical exercise – you have to use your mind and your body.
It brought me out of my shell. Over the past 6 or 7 years, my concentration, that’s been a severe problem you know. It really helps to focus the mind. And it helps to have a sense of responsibility – it’s not just you in that boat you know!
The canoeing opened up new horizons – once you do one thing other things are possible! I’ve got back into my art and my music now.
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