The twelfth Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday 20th June 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.
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 Way, Joe’s dad, said; “We are looking forward to another great event and we have a great line up this year along with big prizes for the prize draw.”
This year will see the return of The Steelers from Treviglas College followed by the Blues Brothers on the Run who take over the harbour.
The laid back sounds of Matthew Penhaligan will finish off the harbour stage music and Sammy Jonas will then start proceedings in the rowing club.
If anyone is still standing Porky will finish off the night and keep the music going.
It’s free to watch and with skydivers landing on the beach, 400 paddlers, music, stalls and food there is something for everyone at this well established community event celebrating the Newquay toddler’s life and raising money for over 20 charities.
The paddling starts with the skydive onto Towan Beach at 3.30pm and the last registration for a heat is 6pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the Joe Way memorial RNLI lifeguard race is just after 7pm. Boards are provided with lots of help from Newquay and Lusty Glaze Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit!
To take part or to get up-dates please click Joe Way Paddle for Life.