In its twelfth year, the annual Christian Surfers Paddle Against Poverty from North Wollongong to Stanwell Park is on Saturday 4th May, and will help cover the education costs of five children in impoverished countries.
So far the event has helped to feed, clothe, house and educate five children all the way through school.
“We have now continued that process with three new kids in Indonesia, one in the Philippines and one in Kenya. We have also donated over $7000 to the Tsunami Relief Effort in Japan, and in recent times have been sending funds to an organisation in Indonesia called Elevate – it would be cool to contribute that that organisation again this year.”
“We always prefer to leave from Wollongong Harbour, but depends upon the prevailing wind and swell, which obviously because it makes a massive difference to be paddling with or against the conditions. The decision to paddle north or south will be announced at our website on Friday 3rd May.”
The event is open to anyone who wants to have a go, as long as they are of high school age (with permission) and above. The 3-4 hour paddle is open to everyone, and has attracted age ranges from 13 to 57 in previous paddles. There will be some boards available to borrow if you do not have your own.
Participants can raise sponsorship via self-funding, or utilise a sponsorship form with multiple sponsors for $/km. Contact Dan Hatton for a form – firstname.lastname@example.org, 0409 832 864.
“We welcome all to come join us – the more the better!”
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