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
The 'Chi Half' is a challenging yet beautiful half marathon through Chichester city centre and the South Downs that aims to raise vital funds for our projects.
The route, which includes a mixture of road, cross country and cycle path terrain, will start at Chichester College and take in the historic sites of Chichester, including the Cathedral and the walls. It will then lead up to the pinnacle of the Downs before wending its way back down Centurion Way.
Children on the Edge is organising the event in conjunction with Chichester District Council. Due to take place on the 14th October 2012, the event is expected to be hugely popular and is already being supported by local running clubs. The main sponsors of the race are Montezuma’s Chocolates and Store Property with other locals firms including Harwoods and Evans Weir lending their support.
The marathon will be a fantastic way for local people and those runners further afield to raise funds for our work. By paying an entry fee and running the ‘Chi half’ participants will already be helping us as a little really can go a long way in the places where we work. Better still any runners can set up a just giving page and get sponsored for their efforts, or purchase a Children on the Edge T shirt or running vest with proceeds going to our work.
The race will take up to 1,000 runners and is open to all entrants whether you’re an elite athlete or jogging around dressed as Elvis.
You can register online at Race Timing Systems or call the Children on the Edge office for an entry form on 01243 538530. There is an Early Bird rate for applications received before June 30th of £20 (affiliated UK Athletics Association) and £23 (non-affiliated). After June 30th, the cost for athletes is £22 (affiliated UK Athletics Association) and £25 (non affiliated).
Please keep updated on news and tips on our Chichester Half Marathon page, ‘like’ our facebook page or follow @Chichesterhalf on twitter.
We had a fantastic time at our eighth annual Easter Trail on Saturday where over 350 children joined us in learning about our work and collecting delicious Montezuma’s chocolates along the way!
The Graylingwell Park Partnership – Linden Homes, Affinity Sutton and the Homes and Communities Agency – sponsored this year’s Easter Trail, which raised a fantastic £3,500.
Natalie Flint, sales director at Linden Homes Guildford, says: “We’re very proud to have sponsored the Easter Trail for the second year running. As ever, everyone had a great day out and Children on the Edge is an extremely worthwhile charity helping the most vulnerable children around the world.”
During the event families not only enjoyed the trail itself but took part in fete games, bouncy castle bouncing, craft and face painting. We also announced the winner of the Montezuma’s ‘Design your own Easter Egg’ competition and the winners received a full size egg with their own design on it. Congratulations to winners Jena Juggins, aged 6 who made a pink egg face and Leo Tregear, aged 8 who created a spring landscape. Both Jena and Leo are from Fishbourne primary.
We also had a visit from the Mayor, Councillor Tony French who did a little tour of the stands himself and said "The Easter Chocolate Trail is a wonderful example of the community of Chichester District coming together to help a locally based charity."
Thank you to all those who came along, our generous sponsors and as always a huge thank you to Montezuma’s Chocolates for coming up with the idea in the first place, supporting us along the way and providing such wonderful chocolate.