Wave Project Shortlisted for the 2017 Charity Awards!

Wave Project Shortlisted for the 2017 Charity Awards!

We are delighted to announce that the Wave Project has been shortlisted for a national award. The winner will be announced at a reception in The Tower of London on 8 June. Wave Project founder Joe Taylor said: “We are delighted to be one of three charities to be shortlisted for this prestigious award – the charity sector’s equivalent of the Oscars. “The Charity Awards are rigorous and shortlisting is a highly competitive process. It is a tribute to the hard work of our small team at The Wave Project that we have been nominated alongside much bigger charities.” The Charity Awards is the charity world’s longest-running, biggest and best-known awards ceremony. This year’s charities have been judged by an independent panel of charity leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice. Julian Chislett, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated all the shortlisted charities on making the highly-coveted shortlist said: “The standard of entries this year was incredible, and the charities we shortlist remain a constant inspiration to all of us. “For 17 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process singles out those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most inspirational approaches to delivering maximum impact. John Low, chief executive of Charities Aid Foundation, overall partner of the Charity Awards, said: “Nominees on the shortlist this year are examples of large and small charities at their very best. They are truly leaders in their field innovating, supporting and helping people in communities across the UK and overseas. “Recognising the...
A Very Royal Visit

A Very Royal Visit

Hey there! I wanted to kick things off by sharing a volunteer’s perspective of, what I’m sure you’ve all heard about by now, the visit from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Newquay’s Towan beach. If you hadn’t heard (and I’d be surprised if you hadn’t), let me fill you in. Their Royal Highnesses were doing a very special two day tour (their first official visit!) of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to visit local businesses and charities and The Wave Project was one of the charities they visited on the first day of their tour. They were met by hundreds of Wave Project students and volunteers (as well as many tourists on holiday who I’m sure were shocked to see the Royals!) and got to hear from the team, our trustees, volunteers, parents and of course the kids about how surf therapy has benefited so many of the kids who have taken part in our surf courses in all aspects of their lives. As well as chatting to as many people as they possibly could they were also treated to a demonstration of a pop up on the beach by our very own Rosie Corr before posing for photos with the team on the edge of the beach. Now, I’m sure you know all of this already and you’re eager to hear what went on behind the scenes. In the days leading up to the Royal visit we were actually told very little about what was going on. Sure, the team in the main HQ knew but as volunteers all we were told was that there...
Announcing the LOUDEST event on the water – Paddle Out LOUD

Announcing the LOUDEST event on the water – Paddle Out LOUD

Registration has opened for the LOUDEST fundraising event on water – The Wave Project’s Paddle Out LOUD. Paddler’s from across the UK will be donning FLURO garb and setting out for a paddle on craft of varying shape and size. The event builds on the charity’s successful stand up paddleboard fundraiser, which took place at 10 different sites across the UK last year and raised over £16,000. This year it will be bigger, better and LOUDER than ever – with over 500 people expected to take part at locations in Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, South Wales, London, Dunbar, Brighton and the Isle of Wight. All of the funds raised will go towards running more Wave Project surf therapy courses for young people in those areas. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the dedicated Paddle Out Loud website – paddleoutloud.co.uk. And to whet your appetite, here’s little edit from last year…...
Spooky surfers sighted around the UK this weekend!

Spooky surfers sighted around the UK this weekend!

Check out all the spooky goings on at Wave Project sessions this weekend… Well done to everyone who pulled out all the stops with some amazing costumes. We’ve also got some huge thanks to say to all of the amazing people and companies who donated goodies for the raffles: Feral Surf, Korev, Bahru Boutique, Northcore, Stupid Clothing, Surfgirl, Carve Magazine, Skinners Brewery, Seduction Surf Co, Nalu Beads, Quiksilver Surf School Newquay, Osprey, Finisterre, Surfdome, Urban Beach, Oggy Wax and Treviglas Sports Hub. And the brilliant photographers that came along to take photos: Kate Rutledge in South Devon, Rob Booth, Farah Hughes, Nicola Wright, Dan Sedgwick, Ceri Thomas, Geoff Tydeman, Mandy Callaghan, SurfGypsy Photography, Tony Abbs and Maggie from This is Cornwall. If you want a full size version of any of the photos, the photographers will send you one in return for a donation to the Wave Project.  See more photos from the day on This is Newquay and Cornwall Monthly. A final huge thanks goes to the amazing Allannah Brown, who organised all these amazing prizes, thanks so much...

Spooky surf clubs across the UK this weekend

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and that can only mean one thing – time to get dressed up in our spookiest costumes and go for a surf of course! We’ve got several ghoultastic surf clubs taking place across the UK this Saturday, read on for when, where and how you can get involved…   Newquay Halloween Surf 11am on Saturday 31st October, Towan Beach, Newquay Newquay’s infamous Halloween Surf is taking place again this year with all proceeds going to the Wave Project. There’ll be a raffle with some awesome prizes and professional surf photographers on hand to catch all the action. We’ll also be having our surf club session at the same time. Get involved: Surf club members or volunteers, drop Candy and email to let her know you’re coming, candy@waveproject.co.uk If you just want to come along for the surf, just get to Towan beach for 11am dressed to scare. And don’t forget your board. Visit the Newquay Halloween Surf Facebook event page for more info.   St Ives Halloween Surf Club 11am-1pm on Saturday 31st October, Portmeor Beach, St Ives Join our final West Cornwall surf club surf of 2015. Come in your finest frightening fancy dress, with Halloween themed games on the beach as well. Get involved: Volunteers and Surf Club members email katy@waveproject.co.uk to book in.   Wave Project South Devon Halloween Surf 12-2pm on Saturday 31st October, Bigbury  Come on down to this spooky surf at Bigbury if you dare! To take part just drop in in your scariest halloween costume!   Wave Project Dorset Halloween Surf Club  11am...