Wave Project shortlisted at British Sports Awards

The Wave Project is one of just six UK charities to be shortlisted in the Sport for Social Change category of the British Sports Awards.

A panel of judges selected by the Sports Journalists’ Association shortlisted the charity after considering its impact, reach, sustainability and innovation.

They said The Wave Project was the UK’s original and largest surf therapy charity working with vulnerable children and young people.

The Sport for Social Change Award aims to highlight the best organisations across the UK which are using sport and physical activity to create a positive impact on local communities and individuals.

Founder Joe Taylor said: “As a charity we are honoured to be recognised in these prestigious awards for our contribution to social change.  It’s a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of our small team of staff and hundreds of volunteers throughout the UK, who help young people improve their wellbeing and mental health through surf therapy.”

This year, The Wave Project supported over 1,000 children at 11 sites around the UK.

Starting in 2010 with a single project funded by the NHS, The Wave Project now supports more than 1000 young people every year across 13 sites.  These young people are referred by professional services and present with a range of issues from anxiety through to depression and other symptoms of trauma.

The Wave Project will be attending the British Sports Awards which will be taking place at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Thursday 6 December.