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Shell Bay to Swanage Charity Walk: Supporting Young Hearts

Honouring their father's memory through the power of the ocean. A 12km walk from Shell Bay to Swanage.

Kimberley Smith

Three years ago, Amber experienced the devastating loss of her father to suicide. In the midst of her own grieving process, she found a sense of purpose by initiating fundraising efforts in his memory starting with a 12K walk from Shell Bay to Swanage.
The belief that something positive can emerge from the depths of grief is her guiding light, knowing it would bring immense pride to their late father. Her chosen cause for fundraising is The Wave Project, driven by a profound belief in the healing power of the ocean.

If you'd like to make a donation to support Amber on her journey, head to her Wonderful fundraising page:

Shell Bay to Swanage Charity Walk |
3 years ago, I lost my Dad to suicide. Through my own way of grieving, I decided to start fundraising in his memory. It helps me to know that something

More about The Wave Project:

In September 2010, a group of 20 young people gathered on the shores of Watergate Bay, Cornwall, for a pioneering surfing lesson. Despite facing a range of mental health disorders, from mild to severe, including self-harm, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia, their struggles weren't immediately apparent. This marked the inception of The Wave Project, the world's inaugural 'surf therapy' initiative funded by the NHS as a pilot scheme. Results from self-assessment revealed notable improvements in overall wellbeing, with participants reporting increased calmness, reduced anger, and heightened social connection post-surfing. This ground breaking approach marked the UK's first utilisation of surfing in mental health support. From these modest origins, The Wave Project evolved into a community interest company in January 2011, driven by a steadfast commitment to empower struggling youth with the belief "I can do it!" Their mission remains unwavering—to transform lives through the therapeutic power of surfing.

If you'd like to support The Wave Project with a donation, head to the charity's Wonderful profile page, safe in the knowledge that every penny you raise will reach the charity with no deductions or fees whatsoever.

The Wave Project |
In September 2010, a group of 20 young people sat on the beach at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, for a surfing lesson. They had all been diagnosed with mental

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