The fourth Newquay Joe Way Paddle for life was hailed another success after a great turn out. This year’s event saw nearly 200 paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part in the 200m and 1km fun paddles to do their bit to raise money for some of the 20 charities now supported by the Joe Way Appeal.
This years' frontman Karl Fice-Thomson and team organized the heats whilst entertaining the crowds with the back-up of the Lusty Glaze lifeguards, current English surf champion Tom Butler and Nicholas Pendreich.
Tom Butler, who is an ambassador for the Paddle for Life, said; “We had a great set up with the numbered wrist bands, communication between the beach, sea and checking-in with Julia was spot on, Will from Lusty Glaze did a great job keeping us informed which enabled us to have another safe and fun event”.
Singer songwriter James Morrison has jumped onboard and is backing the Paddle for Life.
The singers support will help lift the profile of Joe’s story which continues to inspire people all over the world to get involved.
James Morrison is a BRIT Award-winning British singer-songwriter. His debut single "You Give Me Something" became a hit in Europe, Australia, and Japan, peaking in the top five in the UK and New Zealand.
James began playing guitar when his uncle Joe showed him how to play a blues riff. As a teenager he started busking when he lived in the village of Porth, near Newquay, in the Phoenix public house at Watergate Bay. He used to practice playing his guitar on the prom looking over Porth beach.