What we've been up to this month:

We've had an awesome July! The centrepiece was our annual Summer Surf Challenge for disabled children, which reached 107 disabled kids – some of whom had severe impairments. It was our biggest event yet, giving more kids than ever their first taste of surfing!

We loved hosting Australian rock band Sunset Sons who flew in from Hossegor to do a special gig for us. The band joined a session with our surf kids club before playing a set at The Watering Hole pub in Perranporth.

We have been talking to parents and children about how the project is helping them. Here's a story from 10-year old Bailey, who has used surfing to overcome a loss of confidence caused by bullying:

His mum Amber said: “Bailey thoroughly enjoyed surfing and it's really improved his self confidence. He has played football and other team sports before, but found these challenging as he can be very sensitive to how others treat him. Bailey has been prone to bullying in the past. I think he's found surfing sociable, great fun and not so competitive. He's joined surf club now so hoping this will be a long term commitment!  We want to thank you for all your help and for giving Bailey the opportunity to discover something he loves!"

This is one example of the 150 children and young people we worked with at our regular surf therapy courses this month across the UK!

Thanks so much to Raise Your Hands members for continuing to support us!