|Tassy Swallow - SurfHouse St Ives|
Tassy Swallow - a 20 year old pro surfer from St Ives - is aiming to raise £10,000 in just 4 weeks - to transform a disused iconic building on The Island into a home - SurfHouse - for her surf education project - Tassy's Surf Ratz.
This is much more than a conservation project.
Tassy's Surf Ratz is 'a surf education project I set up for local girls aged 6-16 in 2012. Surf Ratz aims to help young girls develop their self-confidence, a positive body image, and a strong sense of their individual identity during this important stage of their lives through surfing.'
This is a theme close to my heart - as a parent of two St Ives girls (now both in London) myself.
SurfHouse will also be available for use by other youth and community groups
So - please support Tassy and her wonderful project!
You can get involved via her Crowd-funding site. You can contribute anything from £1 to £10,000 - and every contribution comes with a reward. These include signed books by St Ives author Liz Kessler, surfing lessons and coaching, Cornish art, meals out, holidays and much more.
For much more information about the project - and to add your contribution - please visit:
SurfHouse St Ives - Crowd-Funding Page
You can also join the project on
SurfHouse St Ives - Facebook