Jul 30, 2012

The People You Meet: The Sisterhood - Ordinary Girls Achieving Extraordinary Things

One of the highlights of my time in London has been joining The Sisterhood. Monday evenings were always something to be dreaded, the Monday evening hangover and the start of a long week. After an invitation from one of the Sisterhood girls, I found myself donning my Hunter boots and looking forward to Mondays and the weekly paddling sessions on the Thames, where gossip, smiles, and encouragement is exchanged over an evening of exercise and fun with a fabulous and fearless group of inspirational women.

The Sisterhood was launched in 2006 after a bet with a group of overly competitive alpha males to race across the English Channel. The 'Hood' is made up of a team of 60 aspirational women from a variety of professions and sporting backgrounds, ranging from professional athletes to women who have not taken part in sport for over 10 years to royalty to modern celebrities. They have spent the past 6 years bonding in some rather character-building adventures taking part in international regattas, adventure races, triathlons, international dragon boat races, raft races, swimming oceans, running ultra marathons, climbing mountains including Everest and Kilimanjaro, rafting the Amazon, trekking Antarctica and other events round the world. 

The Sisterhood are united in their goal to raise £100,000 per year for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.

I'm tremendously grateful to the girls of the Sisterhood for all of their support and encouragement - both in dealing with the 'curve-balls' that life sometimes throws our way and through my climbing ambitions and adventures in general. I've spent more than a few evenings humming and hawing over a giant latte or laughing over glass of wine, solving the worlds problems. It's through these inspirational women that made some of the most genuine friendships and am truly inspired by their passion and spirit..! 

To many more paddles, adventures and challenges to come! x

The Sisterhood Cowes Week boat (August 2012)

The Sisterhood Ball (2011)

Piers Morgan & Freddie Flintoff meet the Sisterhood (July 2012)

At the Venice Vongalonga (May 2012)
Christmas Paddle (December 2010)

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