The residents participated as water supporters in an Extreme Abilities event on the Paternoster main beach.
We were humbled to participate in a new adventure called adaptive surfing, helping the physically disabled have some fun in the water! The smile on their faces is so heart-warming and it was a truly special morning spent helping others😁 What a gift to help people learn to ride waves and enjoy a great day together.
A testimony from two of the residents that took part;
“Today we went to help Extreme Abilities at Paternoster beach to teach disabled people and kids to surf! I was honestly a bit nervous at first but once I took the first kid into the water and saw the excitement on his face it made my heart so unbelievably happy! It made me realise the simple things I take for granted, like being able to surf and be in the ocean almost every day, where for many of them it was their first time. I truly feel very honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to help them and would love to get more involved with these types of programs.” DN
“Being able to help today was an experience I’ll never forget. Before going I was nervous and I didn’t know what to expect. Initially, I didn’t sign up but now I am so glad I got the opportunity. To see the happy smiles on their faces was so rewarding and to see something I take for granted is something that someone else can’t do without assistance was humbling. While I was in the ocean helping, I felt like a kid again. I am a lot more grateful for what I am able to do and how helping with something small for me can be so big for someone else. It’s definitely something I would do again.” SF