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Surfs Up for Nick Thorn & the Children’s Hospice

May 6, 2011

Nick Thorn spent the morning of Wednesday 4th May at Little Bridge House, Fremington with Children’s Hospice South West. Nick and Andy from nickthorn.tv visited the children and met with families, carers and staff. After a small tour they then ran a fun little surf lesson out on the grass with the children – who loved it.

Nick said “All the children here are fantastic, they’re just beautiful kids. Having a young daughter myself, who means the world to me means this really hits home. I think what the families, friends and the Children’s Hospice does here is just amazing”. “Just being able to spend some time today playing with the kids and seeing their big smiles when we’re doing the surf lesson on the grass is brilliant”.

Thursday 5th May saw the Children’s Hospice South West bring the children, staff, families and friends for a surf lesson at Nick Thorn Surf Coaching and they have been greeted by fantastic surf! The children, families and staff arrived from Little Bridge House, Fremington at 10am had a meet and greet with the team at Nick Thorn Surf Coaching, then got changed into wetsuits and were ready to go surfing! Eyeball have been working closely with Nick over the past few months, Tom from Eyeball said “Its brilliant to see the kids looking so excited – they all have big smiles on their faces. It’s also really great to see the huge level of support Nick’s received from the BBC, ITV and SKY as well as local businesses in the area”.

Nick Thorn said “I would like to say big thank to Distorted Surf, Eyeball Surf Check, Hunter Boardwear and Parkin Estates for all their support for today’s visit, and say a special thank you to the BBC, Chris Harris, ITV and the Journal for covering the event this morning”.

Nick is now in the peak of his training for a couple of  monster paddles he is undertaking this year. Andy from nickthorn.tv said “The past few days with the Children’s Hospice has been a real eye opener – last year we raised over £5,000 with the Lundy swim, but this year we would like to eclipse that. With the amazing support being shown from local businesses and the media we hope this will put the paddles in the public eye and people will be able to offer their support to the Children’s Hospice”.

An amazing day. If you missed the coverage you can check it out now…  ITV – The West Country tonight and BBC Spotlight

To find out more about Nick and his paddles check out his blog at nickthorn.tv you can also donate to the Children’s Hospice on Nicks Just Giving Page


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