South Devon Wave Project boost from Rockfish restaurant
Less than 100 days since Mitch Tonks opened his award winning Rockfish restaurant on Exeter Quay, the group have handed over a cheque for £5,000 to support to local children’s charity, The Wave Project.
The neighbourhood restaurant on the Quayside has an optional donation which it gives to a local charity, and this is different in each of their restaurants. Although the Exeter restaurant has only been open since the end of March customers and staff have really got behind the cause and helped make this contribution.
South Devon coordinator Katie Smith said,
“From such a simple idea, it’s an incredible amount of money which will have a really positive impact in the South Devon Community. Thank you Mitch and the team at Rockfish for choosing The Wave Project. The funds are going to allow us to continue to invest in our surf therapy projects in South Devon including direct investment in three key areas, new boards, training up volunteers, and supporting our surf club.”
Mitch Tonks, founder of Rockfish, said,
“We want to be a force of good in the neighbourhood. We see the really good work that the Wave Project have been doing, as they are right next door to us, and it just feels like the right thing to do, to try and recognise what they are doing and help in some small way. Our customers have been really generous in supporting this”.
Joe Taylor, CEO at The Wave Project, commented:
“The amount raised by the fantastic customers at Rockfish will make a life changing difference to the young people we work with. Thanks to their support we will be able to continue working with young people who need our support in South Devon.”
The Wave Project helps young people to feel more confident and overcome physical and emotional challenges through learning to surf. The charity was established in 2010 and last year helped over 1,200 young people across the UK through its unique surf therapy approach.