The fifth Joe Way Paddle for life is riding a wave towards the Newquay event on Thursday 21st June at Newquay harbour.
The original Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008. Joe is the inspirational little Newquay boy who touched people's lives around the country and beyond.
The 2011 event last September saw over 180 paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part to do their bit to raise money for their chosen charities. Team Joe and its supporters have raised over £98,000.00 for a great variety of charities including Children on the Edge.
The event which has normally been held in September has been moved to June to encourage more families, schools and surf clubs to take part, as well as allowing the event to run later into the evening with more light and warmer seas.
Paddlers and swimmers ages start from 5 years upwards and the entry fee is £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 18’s) which is paid on the day with everyone also getting a certificate, free prize ticket and a discount voucher for food. The event is about family fun and everyone helps each other along.
Matt Way Joe’s Dad said “It’s a great evening with loads to do on the beach, games for the kids, food stands and the amazing Titan the robot who is a huge crowd pleaser. We just want Joe’s story to inspire new people who then grab a board and paddle for charity”.
To read about Joe’s story, and find out more about taking part in the Joe Way Newquay Paddle for Life 2012 go to www.joewaypaddle.co.uk. You can watch the event live online on the day starting from 4 p.m. Watch by PC, ipad or iphone.www.joeway.info/paddle