Jacob will be paddleboarding from Edinburgh to England to raise awareness about how polluted UK coastlines are, with the goal of raising £10,000 towards Surfers Against Sewage.
Surfers Against Sewage is a charity in the UK that educates and campaigns for cleaner seas and shorelines.
According to Surfers Against Sewage over 200,000 discharges of untreated sewage was dumped into UK rivers and almost 200 into coastal bathing waters during the bathing season alone in 2019.
Sewage related debris, litter dropped in towns and cities, poorly managed bins and landfill sites near the coast, lost fishing equipment, shipping materials lost overboard, poorly managed industries, and litter dropped at the beach is all contributing to the environmental damage that this pollution is causing.
Unfortunately this sewage and pollution that gets mixed in our bathing waters not only has a disastrous impact on our environment but has also been a cause to many health issues in us, resulting in many beaches closing throughout the beach season.
Mixing with sewage has shown to cause the following risks:
- Upset stomach
- Skin infections
- Ear infections
- Eye infections
- Sore throat
- Chest infections
- E Coli
IMPACT sports CBD has always been a strong believer in promoting and supporting a healthy and active lifestyle. IMPACT is a growing supporter of the surfing community in the UK. More and more surfers, SUPers and body boarders are turning to CBD to support their lifestyles in the waters across the UK.
So when an ambitious athlete such as Jacob Mellish turns to IMPACT for support we are 100% onboard and couldn’t be more excited to support such a strong cause that shares a common mission to ours.
Jacob’s paddle expedition will commence on the 21st of June. Along with the paddling expedition, Jacob will also hold some small local charity events including yoga classes, a beach clean, and overnight camping along the shoreline.
How can you get involved and show your support:
- You can purchase any of IMPACT sports CBD products throughout the month of June and IMPACT will donate 10% of sales towards the fundraiser.
- Support Jacob’s mission directly by donating here
- Follow Jacob on social media and join in on local events that he will be hosting with an aim to raise funds for Surfers Against Sewage.
- And you can always do your part in keeping our shorelines clean by not littering.