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Ella and Ele do Fight Night

Fight Night on the 1st of December, fundraising for The Wave Project because it is an incredible charity and we both surf!

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  • Event: Fight Night Exeter, 01 Dec 2018

The Wave Project

We use surfing and peer mentoring to transform the lives of young people

Charity Registration No. 1163421

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On the 1st of December, with no prior boxing experience, we will be taking part in Fight Night. We will be undertaking 8 weeks of intense training to get us ready, then stepping out infront of 800 people to fight our first white collar boxing match in Exeter Castle. 

Although we’d love everyone to be there, this Fight is for charity, so if you can’t make it or you’d just like to show some support, it would be amazing if you could donate to our chosen charity, The Wave Project. 

We have chosen this charity not only because we love the ocean (such typical surfers we are sorry) but because we are in awe of the work they do: 

The Wave Project started in 2010 as a voluntary group funded by the National Health Service in Cornwall. The initial aim was to use volunteers to provide one-to-one surfing lessons for young people with mental health issues as a way of getting them outside, doing physical exercise and feeling more confident about themselves. The first project achieved outstanding results.

The results of the pilot showed that going surfing once a week helped the young people we worked with to feel more confident, improved their outlook and gave them a sense of fun. The participants were young people who other services had been unable to reach.  The evaluation showed that the surfing course had led them to feel more accepted, positive and comfortable with their lives. Encouraged by the results, The Wave Project was established as a not-for-profit company. Further funding was obtained, initially from BBC Children In Need and later from the Big Lottery Fund and other funders, and the project began to grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for donating! 

With love, 

Ella and Ele xx

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