Speedee-boarding raises over £10,000k for multiple charities

8th July 2024

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‘Well, this was certainly networking and fundraising with a difference!’ writes Jackie Ashwood.

Hove lagoon, alongside Neil Laughton, hosted the world’s greatest SUP (stand up paddle) boarding relay race tournament.

Bringing families, friends, work colleagues and the public together for an afternoon of entertainment raising money for charity, each team chose their own charity. This saw more than 20 different charities benefiting from the event.

Twenty-eight teams of four (most having never set foot on a paddle board before) competed in heats to qualify for one of two finals.

My team comprised Sam Thomas, ‘an OK’ SUP boarder, alongside myself, Ella Cranstone, Mark Newman, and Ian Trevett. We came second.

A favourite part of the event was the demolition derby, each person out for themselves. I even made the final

A big shout out to Neil and his team of volunteers – the day was seamlessly run and was one of the most entertaining and fun afternoons I’ve had in a long time.

A big thank you to the sponsors, because these events would not happen without their generosity. They were:

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And the results

Trophy Final (Champions)

1st CCI Gatwick

2nd SBT Sailors

3rd Ops Superstars

Plate final

1st Evolve

2nd Stop Paddle Time

3rd WOLO

Demolition Derby Final

1st Andy Russell

2nd Ross Speight-Burns

3rd Chris Williams