Ilfracombe Joe Way Paddle for Life

Join the Ilfracombe Joe Way Paddle for Life raising money for Children's Hospice South West supporting families who have children with Life Limiting illness across the South West.

Paddle for Life is a fantastic event for anyone who likes to get on the water.
Take part in either our experienced water sports races from Ilfracombe to Watersmouth or join in the fun of the races to Hele and back. There is even a Nippers race for all those budding water sports fans of the future!

Even if you do not want to race there will be lots to watch and fun to be had at the after event BBQ at Ilfracombe Yacht Club with Live music and race presentations.

For more information or to register for the event contact Emma Perry, Community Fundraiser - 01271 325 270 or email

Joe Way, who was born with a rare genetic condition, was labelled a 'miracle boy' after surviving meningitis, a potentially deadly skin reaction, and numerous superbugs as well as complete organ failure. He died three years ago, after a rapid deterioration in health.

His website has been set up to tell his story, raise awareness of his conditions and help raise money for 20 charities mainly at the now annual Joe Way paddle for life.

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