Mental Health initiative ‘Flourish’ is attempting to set an Irish record for the largest group of surfers paddling out to sea at once, as it aims to raise funds for a community mental health facility in Sligo.
The inaugural ‘Big Board Meeting’, which takes place in the 17th of September, will see surfers paddle out beyond the waves at Rosses Point, where they will join hands to form a circle in a ritual often performed as a mark of respect after the death of a surfer.
A host of Donegal surfers are expected to join the attempt.
All funds raised will go towards the set-up costs of the new volunteer-led facility, which has been set up on the site of a once-overgrown garden centre on the Clarion Road in the Ballytivnan area of Sligo town.
There is an entry fee of €20 for all surfers taking part in the Rosses Point event, while Flourish welcomes further sponsorship from individual surfers and private businesses, as well as donations to basket collections on the day.
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