The Wave Project Brighton Winter 100 fundraising challenge

young person who has benefitted from the wave project surf therapy

The Winter 100 fundraiser

The Wave Project Brighton are taking on a new fundraising challenge, The Winter 100. They wanted to use the winter months to get everyone moving and raise the funds needed to continue their surf therapy sessions.

The surf mentors set the target to raise £10k in January through a series of self-set challenges around the number 100. Some challenges have seen the volunteers running 100 miles, baking 100 cakes, cycling 100k, completing 100 pole fitness shapes and braving 100 cold sea swims.

What The Wave Project does

The Wave Project is a nationwide charity which uses surf therapy to help change the lives of young people with mental health, confidence and anxiety issues that often lead to them being socially isolated and struggling at school. 4,868 young people have benefited from surf therapy sessions with The Wave Project.

Over the past 10 years, surf therapy has become an established form of therapeutic support for both mental and physical health. It is recognised by the NHS as an effective form of therapy for children and young people at risk of mental illness, and is used by the Police and Blue Light services as therapy for serving officers and professionals.

The work of the charity Wave Project

“Surfing has given my son the confidence and self-esteem that, as a teenager with high functioning autism, he never had before. This amazing work should not be underestimated.” – Parent

“Surf therapy is now a growing global movement, which we are proud to be part of. The Wave Project Brighton has been helping young people across Sussex for 5 years now and have made a real difference to hundreds of lives. But we really need to raise the funds so we can continue to offer this important work in 2022 and beyond”. – Elena Project co-ordinator

“You can help them to continue their amazing work by either joining in the fundraising and setting yourself a goal or by making a donation. Just visit the webpage to started and get your 2022 off to a great start.” – Wave Project Brighton

January 100 Challenge fundraising for The Wave Project on JustGiving, find out more at waveproject.co.uk

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