20/07/2007 | by admin
Organisers of this year’s White Stuff Surf Relief Day are appealing for businesses and organisations to donate high quality prizes and experiences that can be auctioned off at a special VIP fundraiser.
The charity auction, taking place at the stunning Ocean Room at the Hotel, Watergate Bay on Friday 6th July, is set to feature top-of-the-range prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences, and will kick start a weekend of fundraising for Surf Relief UK.
Taking place on Saturday 7th July, White Stuff Surf Relief Day 2007 will be the ultimate family day out with lots of fun for people of all ages. Features will include a surf contest, live music, beach activities including a Premier Sixes Beach Football tournament, a sand castle building contest, Ultimate Frisbee, circus workshops, face painting, a Rock Pool Roadshow with the Blue Reef Aquarium, a design your own White Stuff T-shirt competition and a beach BBQ.
Many of the country’s top pro surfers including Llewelyn Whittaker, Johnny Fryer, Alan Stokes and Sophie Skinner will be taking place in Surf Relief contest and will be chosen for their heats and teams during a live draw at Friday’s auction night.
SRUK Chairman, Dave Manley said: “Our charity auction will kick start a weekend of fun and games, but most importantly fundraising, so we are looking for some fantastic prizes to encourage people to get bidding.
“We’re looking to offer one-off, money-can’t-buy prizes – be it a dinner date with a top surfer, an exclusive piece of art work or a day of adventure, so we are asking people to put their thinking caps on and come up with something a little bit different. The surfing community gets so much personal pleasure or professional profit out of the sport and the White Stuff Surf Relief Day 2007 is about us all giving something back.”
Set up in the wake of the 2004 tsunami disaster, SRUK has evolved into a significant charity that helps introduce surfing to disadvantaged and disabled people across the UK and further afield.
The invaluable results of SRUK’s work in Sri Lanka continues to be felt and following last year’s launch of the innovative ‘Surfable’ project, young, deaf and partially hearing people from across the South West have had new, unique chances to take to the waves in a personalised, safe, supportive environment. This year the charity aims to expand its work introducing other disabled young people to the sport of surfing.
If you can offer a great prize or experience and help raise vital funds, contact Dave Manley on 07771 943274.