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Coast and Country Cottages runs pop up shop in aid of The Wave Project

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Coast and Country Cottages ran a charity pop up fun day outside of their office on Island Street, in aid of The Wave Project.

The fun day featured a host of activities for passers by to take part in, including a ‘pop-up challenge’, where participants could see how many pop ups they could do on the surfboard in one minute. The winning challenger was Wilber, who managed an incredible 30 pop ups in 60 seconds! 

Other family-friendly activities included a miniature beach clean, environmentally-friendly face painting, and a surfboard designing competition. All activities were in exchange for a small donation to the charity, with overall prizes for each activity including a s’mores hamper kindly donated by The Little Posh Hamper Company and a £50 gift voucher from Triocean.

In addition to the challenges, the Coast & Country Cottages team also ran a Grand Raffle, which comprised a host of prizes, again donated by local businesses looking to support The Wave Project. These included a Discovery Surf lesson for two, kayak hire from North Sands Watersports for two, a Devon Rum tasting experience for two, a bottle of ‘Start Point’ Salcombe Gin and delicious chocolates from Salcombe Dairy.

The Wave Project is an amazing charity with a hub in Bigbury, who’s mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of young people through the power of surf therapy. With one in six children in the UK struggling with their social, emotional or mental health, the charity aims to help children discover a calmer state of mind, develop friendships and achieve a more positive self-identity through surfing. 

Emily Mercer, Regional Marketing Manager said: “At Coast & Country Cottages, our team truly love our stunning coastline, and are passionate about the health benefits of ‘Vitamin Sea’. Our aim from the Pop Up fun day was to help as many children to enjoy a Surf Club Session with The Wave Project as possible.

"It costs £200 to fund a Surf Club Session for 10 children and with this in mind we hoped to raise £1000 to fund five of these sessions, helping at least 50 children to experience the joy of surfing! We are delighted to have hit this target and to have made such a difference.  

“Thanks must go to the local community and the many businesses that donated prizes to support this good cause, and also to the visitors and locals alike who kindly made donations and too part in our fun challenges on the day. A great time was had by all!” 

If you would like to make a donation to support this worthy cause, please visit the Just Giving page at 

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