Victoria Pendleton launches new surf therapy project targeting inner city children
Gold-medal winning Olympian Victoria Pendleton was among a host of stars who launched a new surf therapy project targeting inner-city children in London.
The project, called City to Sea, is being delivered by surf therapy charity The Wave Project in partnership with Laureus, Sport for Good and Olympic legacy charity Spirit of 2012.
Miss Pendleton joined Paralympic swimmer Susie Rodgers MBE and professional rugby player Nollie Waterman – all Laureus ambassadors – at the launch event in Brighton on Thursday.
Victoria Pendleton, said: “I am hugely proud of and passionate about the work Laureus Sport for Good is doing to support disadvantaged and under-served young people. Having spent time with The Wave Project in Brighton today, and seeing first-hand the calming, confidence-building nature of the surf therapy approach, I’m excited to see the progress which will be made over the next three years.
“Mental health and wellbeing is something I’m passionate about and this funding will help more young people build confidence and deal with their anxieties, which is a wonderful thing.”
Image above: Victoria Pendleton CBE – Former Olympic track cyclist and jockey, Joe Taylor – Wave Project CEO, and Sophie Everard – Wave Project Ambassador