Newquay Fundraiser Gives Out Awards

RNLI lifeguard teams.

RNLI lifeguard teams.

The Joe Way Paddle for Life, which was held in June, will be handing out the awards at their latest fundraiser on Thursday 5th September at the Fistral beach bar.

This year’s event saw a footfall of over a thousand spectators and over 300 paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part in the 200m, 1km fun paddle and the1km relays, to do their bit to raise money for some of the 20 charities now supported by the Joe Way appeal.

The 1km relay was won this year by the Newquay surf life savers team and the SUP cup was won by Jordan’s SUP team. The highest fundraiser trophy was retained by the Wave Project again this year

The winning team of the RNLI relay where the Carrick team and the Joe Way memorial cup was retained by North Fistral in a highly competitive battle between the RNLI beach lifeguards.

Last week, Ben “skindog” Skinner and Adam Griffiths had been selected to surf for SurfingGB in the first ever ISA World Longboarding Games in Peru.

The two best Juniors, Ben Bates (17), Raife Gaskell (17) and Britain’s number one female Claire Smail have also been selected through the Rankings of the British Longboard Union events after guidance from SurfingGB and the ISA.

They will head out to Huachao beach in Peru to compete against the best longboarders from around the world in the surfing equivalent of the Olympic games on the hunt for Britain’s first ever world Gold medalist in the ISA but have no funding.

The “Endless Fundraiser” will be at Fistral beach bar on Thursday the 5th September and will start at 6pm with a Newquay surf life saver taster, free family beach tennis, free Fistral Rangers session with Karl, face painting and an opportunity to surf along side some of the British team including Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths. The trophies will be handed out at 8.00pm before the raffle and all are welcome.

Newquay musician Joe Hurworth will be playing at the beach bar from 7pm and with a great raffle there will be plenty to do for all the family and for adults as the evening progresses.

Joe Hurworth

Joe Hurworth

Matt Way from the Joe Way Appeal said “Ben, Adam and the surfing community have helped us raise over £117k for 20 charities over the last five years so we are delighted to finally be able to offer some help to these guys. Joe would have been 10 years old on the same day as the event so it’s a nice way to celebrate and remember him”.

If a business or individuals would like to support or sponsor the surfing GB longboard team then please call Robert Green on 07970 955 658.