Each year we pledge a minimum of £250 to a chosen charity. This helps to financially support their efforts and to shine some light on the amazing work that people are doing for their causes.

For years we supported the great work that Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) do through their 250 Club membership. Wanting to do more, we decided to chose a new charity each year so that more people could benefit from the money, time and opportunities that we can offer as a business.

The starting figure of £250 is pledged as a minimum amount given. This figure is then boosted by running dedicated activities, events and taking donations. As well as raising some extra dosh, these activities and events also help to raise the awareness of the charity which in turn helps support them in their efforts. These events and activities have included reduced costs or donations for equipment hire and activities and we have put on dedicated sessions to help increase donations as well as to help build the peoples awareness of these charities.

We like to work with small local charities as the help we can provide often goes a long way. If you know of a charity that would benefit from a year of our support then please get in touch.

Robin, Charlie and The Freewave Team

Freewave Bude Food Bank+

2021 – Bude Food Bank+

In 2021 Freewave Surf Academy raised £410 for the Bude Food Bank+. This was raised through a £250 pledge which was boosted to the total figure by taking donations and running dedicated activities and events. These events help to raise money as well as awareness of the amazing work that the Bude Food Bank+ do.

As well as the total amount raised, Freewave Surf Academy also donated £240 worth of activity vouchers for the Bude Food Bank+ to use in what ever way they see fit. These vouchers may be distributed to people that will benefit from taking part in some activities or as a thanks to the volunteers that helps support them.

The money was donated as part of the Bude Food Bank+ Christmas Appeal which is an important time of year to receive the extra funds.

As well as providing food parcels, Bude Food Bank+ also provide extra support such as financial and emotional help. To donate click here

2020 – Jay’s AIM

In 2020 Freewave Surf Academy raised £330 for the local charity Jay’s AIM. This was raised through a £250 pledge which was then boosted to the total figure through some extra donations.

The British Heart Foundation states. It is estimated that 12 people below the age of 35 die every week in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions, many of them with no prior symptoms. Jay’s AIM was set up in 2018 to help reduce this number. The do this

As well as the total amount raised, Freewave Surf Academy also donated 2 days of free training to a local heart screening project. Unfortunately, this event was unable to be had due to Covid, but we hope that this can go ahead at some point in the future.

To donate to Jay’s AIM click here

Robin at Freewave Surf Academy presenting Jays AIM with a cheque

2021 – £410 raised for Bude Food Bank+ In addition, £240 of activity vouchers have been donated for the Bude Food Bank+ to distribute in whatever way they see fit

2020 – £330 raised for Jay’s AIM. In addition, 2 days of training were donated to help with their local screening day (Unfortunately, this was unable to run due to Covid)

2019 – £250 raised for Surfers Against Sewage 250 Club Membership

2018 – £250 raised for Surfers Against Sewage 250 Club Membership

2017 – £250 raised for Surfers Against Sewage 250 Club Membership