Surfers boost Newquay Mayors chosen charity

Mayors chosen charity gets a boost

The Joe Way Paddle has its Newquay event on the 15th of September and as the Mayors chosen charity has received welcomed support from the surfing community

Joe is the inspirational little boy who touched people's lives around the country and beyond. His story of hope and fighting against all the odds has inspired people all over the world.

Newquay Mayor Andy Hannan with his wife Babs had a look at the Nike 6.0 store in the town.

The boardshort bar is open for two more weeks in the centre of Newquay and has been designed and fitted out by a local company.

The Mayor and his wife enjoyed a look at the latest Nike 6.0 surf tour information as well as the design your own boardshorts concept on one of the apple Macs in the store.

Another great concept is the surf wax game which is a great fun. Its been designed for the store and you pay £2 to pull the leaver watch the wax drop through the 6ft Perspex enclosure hitting pins as it drops down. On the back of each bar of wax are the words “try again” or what prize you have won.

For every purchase the full £2 will go to the Mayors chosen charity “The Joe Way appeal” After winning some Nike sun glasses Andy and Bab’s headed over to Hendra Holiday Park to look over the Skindog surf camp and Flowrider which is open to day visitors as well as holiday makers.

Ben Skinner was on hand to pull a pint for the Mayor which has raised money for the Joe Way appeal through August the Skindog beer donated by Skinners (for a donation to the Joe Way appeal) has been enjoyed by guests at the fundraising BBQ every Monday and Thursday.

Andy and Bab’s then had a go on the Mobile Flowrider and joined in with the BBQ taking some time to get feedback from holiday makers and locals.

Andy Hannan said ‘I’d like to say a very big thank you to all the staff at the Nike Boardshort bar for supporting the Joe Way appeal. We sprung a surprise visit on them last week and had a go on the surf wax game, winning a pair of sunglasses which we obviously gave back towards the charity. I would encourage everybody to go and give it a go to support the appeal and perhaps win a fabulous prize from the shop.

Up at Hendra it was a real privilege to meet Ben Skinner after his success in the Board Masters and for him to pull me a pint. Again, a big thanks to Ben and Skinners brewery for donating the Skindog beer and donating all the proceeds to the Joe Way appeal.
I would also like to thank Carl for allowing Babs and I to have a go on the Mobile Flowrider. What a brilliant experience and so good to see it in Newquay. It is only here for a few more weeks so go and give it a go while you have the chance.’

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