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Newquays young surfers give out money

by on Thursday 20th September, 2012   1076 Views

trophie winners Newquay activity center and the wave project © 2014 joe way media

The fifth Newquay Joe Way Paddle for life was hailed as another success after a great turn out.

The original Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008.  Joe is the inspirational little boy who touched people’s lives around the country and beyond.  His story of hope and his fight against all odds with a cheeky smile has made what could have been the worst of times, the best of times.

This year’s event at the end of June saw over 220 paddlers, the largest turn out so far, of all ages and abilities taking part in the 200m paddle, the 1km fun paddle and the new 1km relay, to do their bit to raise money for some of the 20 charities now supported by the Joe Way appeal.

The relay was won by the Newquay Activity Centre, who will now hold the ‘Relay Inspirational Paddler’ trophy for the next twelve months.  Rob Barber said, “This year’s event was bigger than ever, there was an awesome showing from the local community and the hotly contested paddle relay saw some excellent performances. Newquay Activity Centre were stoked to win first place and will definitely be back to defend the title next year”.

The Highest fundraiser trophy went to the Wave Project, who raised over £400 and had a great time. The Wave Project is a community movement that was started by a group of surfers in Newquay, Cornwall. They wanted to use the freedom and fun of surfing as a way of helping disadvantaged young people to feel happier.
The event raised well over £2,800.00, which means that the overall total raised for the Joe Way appeal is £108,400.00 over the last four years. You can still donate to the appeal by going to Joe’s website.


The charities that benefited this year are; Little Harbour, Cornwall Hospice Care, Cornwall Air Ambulance, a the Wave Project, Lusty SLSC, Hollywell SLSC, Mind Newquay, Oxfam, Cornwall Blind Association, Newquay Leos Club and the Ronald MacDonald House Bristol.

In a highly competitive battle between the RNLI beach lifeguards, the winning team of the ‘RNLI Joe Way Memorial Paddle’ were Fistral Beach, who also raised £200 by selling t-shirts this year and donating an entry fee.

Joe, who passed away when he was just four years old, would have been 9 on the 5th September.  Matt Way, Joes father, said; “We are grateful that so many people and businesses celebrate Joe’s short but action packed life in such a positive way”.

To see what happened at this years Joe Way Newquay Paddle for life go to www.joewaypaddle.co.uk

NSLSC with Rob barber and the way family © 2014 joe way media

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