Clare Rutter - #ShePaddles Canoe Wales, LGBTQ+ Champion, Mental Health + A Lockdown Tour
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I am so thrilled to welcome Clare Rutter to The Joy of SUP Podcast!
Clare, a graduate with a working background in Youth Work and Justice, is an Outdoor Activities &+ Paddlesports Instructor at Adventure Beyond & Cardigan Bay Active based on the beautiful West Wales coastline and a keen volunteer.
She holds roles within both the UK Scout Association and Canoe Wales, is an Emergency Responder for the British Red Cross, a paddlesports Event Leader for the mental health in the outdoors charity ‘Black Dog Outdoors’, a Brand Ambassador for Moose Paddle Clothing + a national community champion for LGBTQ+ matters.
Clare is most widely known in the UK as the British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales, writes for paddle and non-paddle magazines + her weekly online #ShePaddlesSaturday posts,
In 2020, despite the global pandemic, Clare was the driving force behind the launch + rise of #ShePaddles Cymru, in its 1st year, onto the Welsh women’s paddling scene.
Together with Canoe Wales she had a very successful Wales-wide ‘On Tour’ programme that resulted in over 250 new & beginner women + girls hitting the water, gaining their British Canoeing Paddle Start Award. 1 in 2 becoming full ‘On the Water’ members of Canoe Wales. Clare won the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Clare’s lifelong passion for paddlesports + now SUP has proved vital in her recovery and contributed towards her positive mental health after sustaining a lifechanging Traumatic Brain Injury just four years ago. She loves camping, travelling, hiking, geocaching, photography and videography.
British Canoeing – https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2019/shepaddles-spread-the-love
Canoe Wales – https://www.canoewales.com/shepaddlescymru
#ShePaddlesCymru: #ShePaddlesCymru Facebook group
Brand Ambassador: Moose Paddle Clothing – www.moosepaddleclothing.co.uk
SUP: iRocker All-round 10’ 6’’, 2019 edition – www.irockersup.co.uk
Camera: GoPro Hero 8 – www.gopro.com
Adventure Beyond – www.adventurebeyond.co.uk
Headway – www.headway.org.uk
Scouts – www.scouts.org.uk
British Red Cross – www.redcross.org.uk
Black Dog Outdoors – www.blackdogoutdoors.co.uk
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