The Wave Project in Brighton originated with a pilot scheme in 2015, with the support of enthusiastic volunteers and the local community of Brighton. Since then The Wave Project in Brighton has worked with local children and young people, helping to change their lives through surfing. We are very excited to have been granted funding by the Henry Smith Charity. This means that we are able to deliver six surf therapy courses to sixty local children and young people each year for the next three years.
Our two Project Co-ordinators – Charlotte Whitehead and Laura McManus are stoked to lead the project with the support of the awesome team of volunteer surf mentors on Southwick Beach. Laura joins us as an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist, where she has been working with the NHS for five years. Whilst Charlotte comes from a background of drama facilitating in educational settings and co-ordinating volunteers in the U.K. & South Africa.
We have had a lot of fun this year delivering surf therapy courses at Southwick with our awesome team of volunteer surf mentors this year, and can’t wait to get stuck into more of our Surf Club winter activities.