Scottish Volunteer Stories!!

Scottish Volunteer Stories!!

Check out this awesome blog from one of our superstar volunteers Anné-Lise MacKenzie!! Great to hear about volunteers supporting our young people, having fun and getting so much out of Wave Project sessions! https://thefeminineadrenaline.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/the-wave-project/ If you would like to find out more about volunteering with the Wave Project you can find out more information here:...
Wave Project Scotland Spring Update

Wave Project Scotland Spring Update

Wow what a year 2016 is turning out to be!! The Wave Project Scotland is currently mid-way through our third set of courses working with a wonderful group of new young people. The surf club continues to grow with new members and more sessions this month than we had in three months last year!! This is mostly down to all your voting and campaigning to help us win the Big Lottery Fund Scotland’s Peoples Projects earlier in the year. The momentum continued with our nomination for Sports Business Innovation Awards and Paddle Out LOUD – Dunbar, our biggest fundraiser ever last month. Another super exciting development is OSCR awarding the Wave Project in Scotland our full charity status (charity number SC046500 for those of you who would like to know), completing our transition from a not for profit. Most importantly Belhaven has been full of sun, surf and smiles! We could not do it all without each and everyone of you from the awesome team at Coast to Coast Surf School, those of you giving up your time to volunteer at the beach, fundraising in fancy dress, raising awareness about our work or just sharing in that unique Wave Project vibe. Each and every one of you is a superstar in our eyes!! Here is a little edit of pure stoke from one of our sunniest sessions this year, thank you to GOLDFISH for permission to use the awesome tunes. A heartfelt mahalo to all of the Wave Project Scotland family, lets continue to make this our biggest year ever....
Wave Project Scotland named as the People’s Project in Scotland

Wave Project Scotland named as the People’s Project in Scotland

The Wave Project in Scotland is celebrating after being named ‘the People’s Project’ by the Big Lottery Fund and STV, and will now receive over £35,000 in funding. The funding will allow the Wave Project to continue and expand its hugely successful surf club, running more sessions for isolated and vulnerable young people in and around Dunbar. The project aims to build on the improvements in confidence and wellbeing with the long term goal of helping clients become volunteer surf mentors themselves so that they can continue to help and inspire other young people in the future. Wave Project Scotland Coordinator, Jamie Marshall, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the Wave Project has been named as the People’s Project, and hugely grateful to the Big Lottery Fund, STV and everyone who voted for us to win. I can’t begin to describe how excited the surf club members will be that we can now run more regular sessions. Once again a massive thank you.” The announcement comes on the back of another funding award of £3,000 from the Daisy Chain Trust, who have supported the Wave Project in Scotland since the initial pilot back in 2014, and will further secure the future of the surf club. A huge thank you to everyone who voted, shared and took part in our...
Thank You Daisy Chain Trust

Thank You Daisy Chain Trust

A huge thank you to the Daisy Chain Trust for their generous grant of £3,000 to the Wave Project in Scotland. The funding will enable to the project to run more regular surf club sessions helping existing clients to build on mental health outcomes with the long term goal of becoming volunteers themselves to help other young people. With the sun becoming ever more frequent these sessions will hopefully be starting very soon! Jamie Marshall, who runs the Wave Project Scotland, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Daisy Chain Trust for not only this generous grant, but also the support the trust has shown the Scottish project right from its initial pilot 2 years ago. I can’t begin to describe how excited the surf club members are at every new session. The aim of the Wave Project is not just to teach young people to surf, but to encourage them to help and support each other to overcome a challenges, something that is highlighted in the long-term outcomes evident within the surf club. Once again a massive thank...