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400 take part in Joe Way Paddle for life

Joe Way died from a rare genetic disease when he was just four years old Credit: Matt Way

Nearly 400 paddlers have taken part in this year's Joe Way Paddle for life in Newquay raising money for the Joe Way appeal. The original Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008.

Joe Way from Cornwall died from a rare genetic disease when he was just four years old. So far the appeal has raised more than £125,000 pounds and helped build Cornwall's first children's hospice.

Matt Way said “As always the support was huge and after fearing a poor turn out whilst setting up in the rain we had the busiest event to date, I’m sure Joe would be very proud of what has been achieved in his memory”.

RNLI Memorial Cup Credit: Matt Way
2014 Relay winners Credit: Matt Way