Blessing of Lee Budd’s Memorial Canoes – Thursday 20th June 2013

Posted on Saturday, July 6th, 2013

A combined evening afloat at Priory Road Hard, St. Denys, started with the blessing of the canoes by the City District Chaplain Chris Davies. This was followed by the launch of the canoes for the first time. Our new GSL Paul Renouf performed this with a shower of Lee’s favourite tipple Spitfire Ale, on the bows. The canoes will ensure that Lee’s memory will live on through the next generations of the group who won’t have met him, but will know of the love and respect still held for him. We like to think that somewhere he was smiling at the fun being had by young people on an evening typical of hundreds like it managed by Lee over the years, although not always in such kind weather!