What we've been up to this month:

Our Surfer of the Month is Jaru Warde for his surfing and fundraising efforts. Jaru is one of our young surfers in South Devon. We celebrated World Down Syndrome day on March 21st, Jaru wrote us a lovely letter to tell us that he’d done a presentation at his school all about his time with The Wave Project. See below:

 "Dear Katie, Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day and I made biscuits and pizza-toast to raise money for The Wave Project.  I did an assembly with a video and played the song "This is me" to my school to celebrate our differences. I felt happy. I have raised £59.05p. I hope you like my pictures."

Volunteer Recruitment

We have recruited and trained over 100 new volunteers for our 2019 surf sessions. Volunteer recruitment is a really key part of our sustainability plan and are key to the projects running successfully, so this is great news. Our volunteers are from all over the UK and range in age from 15 to 60 years old!

You can volunteer with Wave Project via Got Skills ->

Community Award for the Dorset Project

Last month was a big success for the Wave Project in Dorset. Firstly, the team beat 12 other competitors to win the Community Award at the BH Stars Awards. These awards recognise leading organisations within Bournemouth, so it was a great honour to win.

In the next update …

We are pleased to say that the London Project’s double decker bus transformation is now underway! As you are aware, we are transforming a regular double decker bus into a fun Wave Project space to transport the young people taking part in the project from Southwark to the coast in Brighton.
We look forward to sharing more about this with you in the next update.