If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online, pay money in at a branch of the Co-operative Bank, or send a cheque to us at 20 Mill Meadow, Ashburton TQ13 7RN, made payable to Paulo’s Memorial Fund.
Paulo's Memorial Fund raising. The money has been raised in wonderful array of creative ways - not only giving the fund the opportunity to make a real difference on the projects we support, but also bringing family, friends and strangers together, always in very fun ways!
Where is the money going?
We have chosen a number of projects to support with this money, first was Surfers Against Sewage and a project working with children in Bali called the East Bali Poverty Project, Abdellah's surf club in Morocco - we donated £5,000 take a look at the article for more information. We are also supporting 'Faces of Warm Currents', a project set up by a close friend on Paul's in the USA, which enables children from all walks of life to learn to surf, we have sent $1,000 so far and in January 2015 we donated another $1000 - find out more about Warm Current and our contribution in the news article.
We have contributed towards a Save the Children Project to provide school places for children who are not otherwise able to access education in Africa. We supported the charity 'Lifeworks' with their 'Breaking the Barriers' which raises funds to enable young people with learning difficulties access surfing in Devon, we contributed a little over £3000.
In 2014 we funded a project with a local youth club in Ashburton to introduce young people to surfing and contributed funds to 'Rollers' the organisation that raised funds to build a new skate park in Ashburton. Our donation paid for the memorial bench, some of the cost of a steel cupboard in which to keep cleaning materials and the rest is to be used for pro-skating lessons.
This March we have donated £1500 towards the Wave Project in Cornwall to assist them with their work to help Cornwall's most isolated young people feel the stoke through surfing. Their free surf therapy courses have been proven to help young people feel less anxious and more confident.
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