Help needed to get Wave Project charity new surf van
A CHARITY that helps young children with learning difficulties by taking them surfing is looking to raise money for a new vehicle and will print the names of cash donors on the bodywork of it.
The Wave Project is looking for people to help raise money for a new surf club vehicle.
The project hopes to raise £15,000 for a new van and kit to run more surf sessions for disadvantaged young people in Cornwall and Devon.
Already this year the Wave Project has run free surfing courses for over 100 children and young people in Cornwall and North Devon, and is set to deliver 50 more course places in September.
Many of the young people who took part have joined the free surf club to take up the opportunity of regular surfing.
But it has meant that the organisation has had to double the amount of surf club sessions it runs just to meet existing demand.
The new surf van will enable The Wave Project to use its network of trained volunteers to run these additional sessions for young people.
Chief executive Joe Taylor said that by asking people to donate £10 or more in return for having their name printed on the new vehicle, it would help to raise enough the cash to buy the new kit.
He said: “Thanks to our fantastic network of over 150 local volunteers, we are delivering more sessions than ever before for young people.
“But that has led to a surge in demand, so we are fundraising for a new van and surf kit to run more sessions.
“We thought it would be a nice idea to show our appreciation to donors by offering put print their name on the bodywork of our new van after we get it.
“It will be a fantastic statement of what volunteers can achieve by working together for a good cause.”
To have a name printed will require a minimum donation of £10 from an individual, or £100 from a business.
Donations can be made online at www.waveproject.co.uk, or by cheque.
Donors should mark on the donation “I want my name on The Wave Project van!”