On the 23rd November, Paddle Round the Pier 2018 was launched at the British Airways i360. Jon Orrell, as Chair of the Trustees, presented cheques to this year’s chosen charities: RNLI, The Wave Project and Brighton Surf Life Savers.
£10,000 was donated to each charity due to the success of this years event! Under the Paddle Crew’s great stewardship, over £300,000 has been raised for worthy charities over the years.
In 2018, the team plan on sending a message to start turning the tide of contamination and pollution of our seas and coastlines, by making a special effort at Paddle to spread the word. There may also be different attractions at the event in 2018. The team are hoping to have Christian Surfers delivering a ‘live’ Songs of Praise on the Sunday and there could also be a rather unique Guinness World Record Attempt, involving dogs!
HOP are currently planning to building a 7m Fijian war canoe to go paddling round the Pier during the weekend of 7th & 8th July 2018.