Wave Project response to Coronavirus

The Wave Project has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by releasing staff to support other charities tackling the crisis.

The charity’s team of project coordinators are working in the community to help provide essential deliveries for vulnerable people, including those who are homeless and disabled. Other staff are supporting food banks and providing food parcels to people who are self isolating. They are working with hundreds of Wave Project volunteers from across the country to provide additional support.

Wave Project social prescribing lead Sam Henderson-Palmer has been seconded to Volunteer Cornwall to support the relief effort locally. He is supporting homeless charity St Petroc’s to provide food and prescriptions to homeless people. Other staff are working one or two days a week on similar projects in their local communities across the UK, bringing in Wave Project surf mentors to help.

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Wave Project CEO Joe Taylor said:

“Since we are unable to provide our surf therapy sessions at the moment, we wanted to do what we can to help support people during this crisis. Staff were super keen to get involved in the coronavirus volunteer effort, so we have authorised them to work for and support other charities tackling the pandemic. We feel this is the best use of our resources at this time, until we are able to get people back in the water again.”

Julie Pollard, from Volunteer Cornwall, said:

“Volunteer Cornwall are delighted to have the support of The Wave Project and their wonderful team of volunteers to support us with all the requests for help countywide during these extraordinary times. It is fantastic how greater partnerships are being formed, superb team work and innovative approaches to helping our community.”

The Wave Project are also producing a weekly activities pack that is available as a free download below or from our homepage – www.waveproject.co.uk.