British junior surfers recruit Made In Chelsea star for fundraising efforts
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Back in January Paxo wrote about Made In Chelsea star Andy Jordan coming to Devon to teach surfing.
Well now 4 North Devon surfers, who have been selected in the British squad for the World Championships, have recruited the star for a promotional video to help their fundraising.
Peony and Taz Knight, Flora Lawton and Will Bailey – who you may have seen ripping up the waves at Croyde during your self catering holidays – along with the rest of the squad need to raise £10,000 towards their trip to the Championships.
Surfing GB’s Nick Rees said:“It’s tough finding significant sponsorship.
“Despite its popularity, surfing still doesn’t receive any government funding, so the GB squads now have to completely self-fund to represent their country.”
The team have setup a Crowdfunder page for donations.
British team manager, John Ellis said: “The great thing about Crowdfunder is it enables lots of people to just put in a small donation.
“If every surfer out there put in a couple of pounds and all the hundreds of businesses that benefit from surfing put in £10-20, we would soon reach our target.
“We want to ensure we send a team of the best surfers, chosen on merit, not on ability to pay.”
Hear what Andy Jordan has to say in the video below. Hopefully I’ll be getting a couple of surfing lessons off him this summer while I’m down that way visiting Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park and Sandaway Beach Holiday Park.