The Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008.  Joe is the inspirational little boy who touched people's lives around the country and beyond.

Our aim is to raise awareness of Joe’s story and inspire people to raise money for their chosen charity.

Skydivers and Titan the Robot dropping in...

Written by Scott Dickinson on .


The ninth Joe Way 'Paddle for Life' gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday 23rd June, 4.30pm at Newquay Harbour.

Titan the Robot is returning and, for the first time, the Cornish Parachute Club will be dropping in from between 2000 to 5000 feet and landing on Towan beach in the first Paddle SKYDIVE demo.
Matt Way, Joes dad, said; "I've jumped with these guys twice and they are the best in Europe".

The skydive demonstration is between 4.00pm - 5.30pm and is weather dependant, the three skydivers Ben, Dave and Andy are jumping for free to support Joe's appeal. Between them they have over 24,000 jumps.

Director Ben Wood from CPC said; "Since meeting Matt 8 years ago when he first skydived with us, we have been inspired by Joe's story and humbled by his families strength. We have Paddle for Life stickers with Joe's photo on, displayed proudly on our aircraft. We are so pleased that this Skydive display has finally come to fruition as its something we have wanted to be part of for a few years now, jumps like this, that support such a worthy cause don't come up very often so we are just praying now for good weather on the day".

Long term supporter Titan the Robot is taking time out from his global schedule to entertain the crowds yet again and will be bring everyone back down to earth between 6.30pm - 7.00pm.

The Paddle for Life event raises money from the paddlers entry money, food stalls, drink sales at the rowing club and the prize draw raffle.

Matt Way, Joe’s dad, said; “We are looking forward to the Skydive demo, Titan and the live music  this year as the event keeps getting bigger, we are so grateful for the business support that we have and Titan, the Cornish Parachute Club and all the bands who are taking part for free to entertain the town”.

The annual charity paddle has a great musical sunset session with The Steelers who are a 20 piece Caribbean style steel pan orchestra from Treviglas Community College in Newquay.

Perranporths singer song writer Jamie Gifford will be entertaining the crowds with a rock and roll vibe.

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