Liquid Therapy will host Ireland’s first ever 24-hour surf fundraiser on Rossnowlagh Beach on the 4th of June.
For 24 hours, surfers will battle the elements and the clock in order to raise funds for the charity, who provide one-to-one support for young people who want to experience surfing but are unable to participate through traditional channels.
The event will raise vital funds for the charity, with all proceeds going towards purchasing specialised surfing equipment and the delivery of inclusive surf therapy programmes.
“Our mission is to make our programmes available to all, reducing barriers to inclusion and making sure that everyone can enjoy the benefits of surfing and the ocean,” said Tom Losey, Founder and Managing Director of Liquid Therapy.
Since launching in 2011, Liquid Therapy has supported over 2000 young people and their families, working with young individuals with a wide variety of additional needs, including mental health and wellbeing and those that have been affected by trauma.
They offer inclusive ocean-based surf, play and mental wellbeing programmes to young people who may not be able to participate in mainstream programmes.
Liquid Therapy’s programmes are evidence based and have well documented physical and mental health benefits.
Donna McCoy, a mother of one of Liquid Therapy’s young surfers said: “Braidan loves Liquid Therapy. We have seen a major positive change in how he manages his emotions since he joined.”
As part of their ‘June Takeover’, they will also be fundraising at the Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival from the 17th to the 19th of June, where they will be hosting the Beach Sports Events.
You can register for the 24 Surf Fundraiser at https://24hoursurf.eventbrite.ie and the ‘June Takeover’ can be supported via their GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/99d71ceb.