Newquay event releases prize draw tickets to help charities, clubs and schools: The twelfth Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday, June 20 at Newquay Harbour.
Local boy Joe was born with a rare genetic condition and died on the 7th May 2008 aged 4. He had been labelled a miracle boy after surviving meningitis, a potentially deadly skin reaction SJS, numerous superbugs but finally died of complete organ failure after suffering from Steven Johnson Syndrome for a second time.
Since his death his parents have campaigned tirelessly to raise money for over 20 causes in his name, raising more than £152K for over 20 charities.
This year they have asked charities and clubs to help themselves by selling prize draw tickets in memory of Newquay toddler Joe Way.
There are 5000 tickets to sell before June 20 and charities, surf life saving clubs, schools and good causes can request tickets and all the money raised will be gifted back to that group.
- short break at the award winning Gwel an Mor
- signed guitar from James Morrison,
- signed football shirt from Birmingham City player Isaac Vassell,
- endless summer poster signed by Ben Skinner,
- Indo board
- Skinner’s brewery tour
Last year several charities and SLSC raised money for themselves this way including Cornwall Air Ambulance, Newquay surf life saving, Lusty Surf Life Saving and many more.
Matt Way, Joe’s dad said, “Our mission has always been to inspire people with Joe’s story and raise money to help people which is why we want to be the platform that helps charities and clubs to help themselves.”
Matt continued “all you need to do is email your contact details and we will post out the number of tickets you think you can sell and the stubs will need to be returned to us a few days before the draw on the 20th June at the Newquay Harbour’s Joe Way Paddle event.”
The Paddle for Life in partnership with Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club and Surf Life Saving Cornwall raises money from the paddlers entry money, food stalls, drink sales at the rowing club and the prize draw raffle.
Matt won “Pride of Britain” regional winner for fundraising which has underpinned the importance of Newquay’s Paddle in memory of Joe.
To take part in this year’s paddle and get up-to-date news go to Joe Way Paddle for Life.