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Sun shines on the Joe Way Paddle for life 2014

Paddle for life 2014

This years Joe Way Paddle for life was hailed another success after an amazing turn out.

This year’s event saw a footfall of over a thousand spectators for the second year running and nearly 400 paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part in the 200m, 1km fun paddle, 1km relays and the RNLI memorial cup to do their bit to raise money for some of the 20 charities now supported by the Joe Way appeal.

The sunset sessions kicked off with Steel Appeal, Joe Hurworth playing on the harbour stage, followed by Blue Horyzon and then finishing in the rowing club with The Ten Bob Notes.

Matt Way said "As always the support was huge and after fearing a poor turn out whilst setting up in the rain we had the busiest event to date, I’m sure Joe would be very proud of what has been achieved in his memory".

The 1km relay was won this year by Newquay surf life saving Boys team and the SUP section was won by the Surf Sanctuary team. The highest fundraiser trophy was won by Newquay SLSC who raised over £1000.00

For more information please visit Joe Way Paddle for life website

TV Actor supports annual Paddle event

Ben Richards

The seventh Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday 26th June at Newquay Harbour.

Actor Ben Richards has been a long time supporter of Joe’s Appeal donating scripts from ITV’s “The Bill”, helping with PR on his visits to Cornwall where he has also learnt to surf with world number 2 Ben “SKINDOG” Skinner and also tried his hand on the Flowrider during his last visit.

The actor has recently fought bowel cancer and is acting again appearing as Bill Sykes in Oliver. Ben Richards said “I’ve always enjoyed our visits to Cornwall and have been proud to help Joe’s Appeal it’s an inspiring story and now the paddle event will also donate to bowel cancer UK of which I am currently patron of”.

The annual charity paddle has a great musical sunset session on the beach with Ben Hurworth, Newquay’s Steel Appeal, who are a 10 piece steel drum band, Blue Horyzon and The Ten Bob notes.

The charity fun Paddle starts at 4pm, music starts from 5pm until late.

To take part in the Joe Way Paddle for life 2014 and get up to date news go to Joe Way Paddle

GB team and Cornish surfboard company back Appeal

GB Longboard Team

The Joe Way Appeal has been gifted another paddle for life longboard after helping the British surfing team with their dream of representing Great Britain.

Ben “skindog” Skinner and Adam Griffiths along with Ben Bates (17), Raife Gaskell (17) and Britain’s number one female Claire Smail were selected to surf for SurfingGB in the first ever ISA World Longboarding Games in Peru last September.

At a fundraiser organized by the paddle team on what would have been Joe’s 10th Birthday the GB team announced a surprise gift for Joe’s Dad of a new longboard shaped by Ben Skinner owner of Skindog surfboards.

After the team returned with Skindog winning a silver medal in the world games and the rest of the team racking up enough points to rank them seventh in the world the work started on the board.

The foam blank was shaped by Skindog, the design for the artwork was tweaked by Scott Dickinson Creative who has designed all the paddle artwork and has managed the website for the last six years. The new artwork was then printed onto the special material by the Print Environment and glassed into the board by Jason Gray.