Past and Present Fund Raising
Community takes to the water to raise funds to support Fishermans Mission and Soul Food Kitchen
The Newquay community came together in August to welcome the cultural olympiad project Nowhereisland when it arrived in Newquay. A large community flotilla greeted the floating island at Towan Head and led it into the bay.
The flotilla was organised by Sara Black of Newquay's greyblackwhite gallery, and had a great turn-out including:- Perranporth &
Newquay Surf Life Saving Club with Spike Gaisford and Sue Butler and all their nippers on Towan Beach, Perranporth surf-boats commandeered by Pete Gaisford, a huge group of nippers, juniors and masters from Newquay, Crantock, Lusty Glaze, Watergate Bay, Portreath and Gyllynvase surf life saving clubs on paddle boards, a large team of Stand Up Paddleboards led by Newquay's Dom Moore and our 200 year-old gig.
Water safety cover was provided by Newquay lifeguards Nick Pendreich and Jack Butler with First Response GB and Barclays Bank in Newquay supported the event with match funding.
Money raised from the event enabled the Joe Way appeal to donate £500 to the Fishermans Mission and £460 to the Soul Food Kitchen. Beth Mitchell said 'we are so grateful for this generous donation, it will make a huge difference to the Soul Food Kitchen helping to support local people who find themselves in housing need this winter. This money will help us to extend our programme to help more local people'. Soul Food Kitchen is every Thursday 5-7pm at St Columb Minor Church hall. The Fisherman's Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical and emotional care for fishermen and their families.
Joe Way Appeal helps surfing charities
Some of Europe’s top longboard surfers competed at the Asahi European Tour of Longboard (ETL) Watergate Bay presented by O’Neill Wetsuits.
Event organizer and reigning champion Ben Skinner won in the head to head heat against Frenchman Eduardo Delpero, he then went on to win in Morocco which means a win in Portugal will enable him to achieve his goal of winning a tenth European title.
£1370.00 was raised with a raffle, auction and a donation from Asahi beer sales.
There where some great lots including an O’neill Fat Boy bean bag bought for £250, Lush skateboard £200 and a Skindog custom flowboard which sold for £200.
Ben “Skindog” Skinner who has just returned from competing in the world longboard tour in China and the supporters of the Newquay toddlers appeal have now passed the £111,000.00 mark over the four years since Joe aged 4 passed away, £70,000.00 has gone towards building Cornwall’s first children’s hospice which is now up and running.
Matt Way, Joe’s dad, said; “We would like to thank Skindog, the Retallack team, Steve Skinner, Dean Woods and the sponsors for their continued support. Ben, his family, friends and supporters have been with us at the start of our Journey after Joe died, they have been a great support and have raised thousands of pounds in Joe’s memory which has helped the who whole family get through the daily struggle of not having our little boy with us”.
The Joe Way Appeal split the funds between Newquay surf life saving club and Surfers against sewage, attendees signed the Protect Our Waves petition which aims to generate over 100,000 signatures to highlight the value of surfing waves and beaches. SAS will deliver the petition to 10 Downing Street in summer 2013.
Newquay fire work display
This was a brilliant event and we would like to say well done to the Team at the mermaid Inn Porth for hosting this amazing firework display on the beach.
Thanks go to the teams collecting on behalf of the Joe Way appeal from Cornwall Hospice Care - Rose Wiltshire, Tamsyn Cocks, Lisa Lloyd. CLIC Sargent team of collectors Jos Cole and Andy Cole along with The Lions Team did a great job.
Big thanks to the police and safety team, Lions Marshall's, Frontline security and everyone else who helped to ensure a fantastic event. Over £1280.00 was raised.
Stand up paddlers raise funds
Last year the British Stand Up Paddle Association's National Championships were truly awesome, with demanding waves and warm sunshine.
over the same weekend this year, although the sun shone for most of the weekend, that was the only similarity weather-wise.
2012 was cold, blustery and the surf, on day one, was wild and extremely challenging to say the least. But the conditions, although exacting for the paddlers, did test their skills to the limit.
After a hard days competing in challenging conditions and big surf Richard Marsh and his team held a fundraiser at The Phoenix pub which raised £120.
Richard said ,“My thanks go to O'Neill Wetsuits and Nalu Beads for they generous support with prizes. Top prize being a O'Neill O'Riginal 2mm Long John, which was won by Robin Williams”.
Matt Way, Joe’s dad, said; “We would like to thank everyone who supported this event it’s a great showcase for Cornwall and we really appreciate the donation which will go to CLIC Sargent who are one of the charities we support”.