One of our team recently met a lovely lady called Anne Harrington who runs an award winning, not for profit enterprise, which aims to inspire people to benefit from the healing and positive qualities of lovely local beaches, the sea and nature. We thought it was a very inspiring concept and wanted to share it with you…
Catch a Wave® UK cic is the first Water Sports and Complementary Therapies Social Enterprise for Health and Wellbeing in the UK! It offers a complementary, non-drug approach to health care for many different health conditions. Their work is focused primarily around supporting vulnerable people and those who may feel too old, too unhealthy, too over-weight or too busy to access opportunities like water sports, outdoor activities, and complementary therapies. These include opportunities such as:
~Canoeing ~Yoga ~Pilates ~Acupuncture ~Foraging ~Beach Cleans ~NLP and Life Coaching ~Personal Training ~Sailing ~Surfing ~Tai Chi ~Reiki~
The core focus of Catch a Wave® UK is to help connect groups and individuals to these activities and therapies, designing activity packages that are specific to their needs. Anne Harrington FRSA, CEO of Catch a Wave® UK cic says: “A huge challenge for me when I initially began surfing was feeling too old, too unfit, too busy, not cool enough to surf. I feel there are a lot of people who may also experience this and although they would LOVE to give water sports a go, feel they have to go through so many hurdles before they even get in a wetsuit! Having been through many other life issues myself, I feel I want to put something back into society and help others catch a wave too, bringing some magic back into their lives … and we have an amazing crew on board to make this a reality!“.
Catch a Wave® UK cic is a not for profit organisation which pours any profits made back into the community and environment as well as into the successful running of the enterprise. With three voluntary Directors and a team of other volunteers, it has already begun to make a difference in the community and beyond. To help raise awareness of Catch A Wave® UK, the team will be present at various events this year including, Relentless Boardmasters, Mazey Day, and at their own event The Big Beach ExperienceTM.
For more info or to book a session with Catch a Wave® UK cic, or if you would like to know how you can become involved in future events, visit www.catchawaveuk.com or contact:
Anne Harrington FRSA, Managing Director – 07778598955 email@example.com
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