By Anya Gilbert
Our relationship with the military here at Newquay Activity Centre is something we’re extremely proud of. We recently ran a fundraising coasteer and super stand up paddle in aid of Armed Forces charity, SSAFA raising £400 in support of their work with military personnel and families.
Newquay Activity Centre Director, Rob Barber visited RAF St Mawgan and presented a cheque of £400 to Station Commander: Wing Commander A Mason MA BSc (Hons).
Rob said: “We have a long history of delivering adventurous training activities, sponsoring the Army and Navy surf teams and supporting RAF Wave riders. We’re very grateful to have built an on-going and successful relationship between Newquay Activity Centre and the Armed Forces, and relish any opportunity to give back. Here’s to fundraising and supporting them more in the future!”
As the only RAF station south west of Oxfordshire, RAF St Mawgan is the hub of RAF activity in the SW and we work regularly with Military Adventure Training groups to introduce them to our coastal marine environment.
Groups are put through a series of activities including surfing, coasteering and lifeguard skills days, pushing many out of their comfort zone but building group dynamics through shared adrenaline, command tasks and enjoyment!
SSAFA are the longest running tri-military charity and provide life-long support to those in or retired from the Armed Forces. With over 5000 personnel passing through RAF St Mawgan’s doors for survival and defence training every year, Newquay Activity Centre is lucky enough to help with the adventurous skills development of RAF, Army and Navy groups from all over the UK. This year’s fundraising super stand up paddle and coasteer was an opportunity for us to do what we do best in aid of SSAFA’s fantastic work with the military.
We will continue to support the Armed forces charity, SSAFA and look forward to fundraising for them in the future!