Five Cornish organisations will be combining efforts to create a  free day of beach activities for people with learning disabilities.

Cornwall Health Promotion Service, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, Volunteer Cornwall, and Cornwall Sports Partnership are teaming up with a number of other providers for the 5th Big Beach Day event, this year with a Hawaiin theme, and everyone is being asked to go along in their brightest beach shirt or grass skirt.

There will be a range of beach activities such as surfing with the Wave Project, beach olympics, angling taster sessions with John Brooks, a beach litter-pick with Surfers Against Sewerge, and a Royal National Lifeboats Institution stand.

There will also be Arts for Health activities on the beach, a wellbeing tent, keyword signing sessions, plus a healthy barbeque and cocktails supported by Soul Food Café and Sanjay Kumar, chef at Newquay’s Headland Hotel.

The day will be co-facilitated by the Cornwall Health And Making Partnerships (CHAMPs) Team. The CHAMPs team consists of eight people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions who are employed by Cornwall Council to raise awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities.

The event will take place from 10.30am to 4pm on Friday, Setpember 5, at Fistral Beach in Newquay.

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