The Wave Project announces two-year sponsorship deal for surfing champion Hannah
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The Wave Project is proud to announce that it has become the exclusive wetsuit sponsor for pro surfer Hannah Harding, the former English national surf champion
The 26-year old surfer and model has signed a two-year deal, which will mean that she wears Wave Project branded wetsuits in all her competitive surfing events all over the world.
It is thought to be the first time that a not for profit organisation has sponsored one of the UK’s top surfers.
The Wave Project uses charitable funding to provide free 1:1 surfing lessons for young people who are at risk of social exclusion or mental health problems.
Miss Harding, from Cornwall, said: “As someone who supports the aims of The Wave Project in using surfing to transform the lives of vulnerable young people, I am delighted to be sponsored by them.
“I will wear The Wave Project logo with pride in all my competitions, and I am sure the work of this project will inspire me to perform as well as I can.”
Hannah was crowned English National surf champion in 2012 and plans to perform in all the major UK surf competitions this year.
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She has supported The Wave Project since 2012, when she attended two surf club sessions to provide inspiration for the children involved.
Last year she launched The Wave Project in Dorset, a successful new scheme funded by the NHS.
Wave Project chief executive Joe Taylor said: “Hannah has been an inspiration to many of the young people we work with.
“For such a successful surfer and model, she is incredibly down to earth and accessible to the children. We are absolutely thrilled that she has agreed to let us sponsor her wetsuits for the next two years.”