A Hawaiian 'Big Beach Day will be held at Fistral Beach this Friday 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 to put on the free day of beach activities from 10am to 4pm on September 5..

This year is the 5th Big Beach Day event and the theme will be Hawaii so 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 Sewerage, 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.