Posted on 27th June 2018
Sussex IFA Mike Oliver Associates has been announced as a key sponsor for Brighton and Hove’s July watersports festival, Paddle Round the Pier.
From their humble beginnings in 1996, Paddle Round the Pier now attracts more than 50,000 visitors while maintaining a ‘surfs up’ attitude and sustainable ethos.
The festival will host a number of watersports activities from kayaking and paddleboarding to the 2.5k Palace to Paddle Swim, where participants will race around both Brighton Palace Pier and West Pier.
Paddle Round the Pier has raised more than £300,000 for charity, with last year’s earnings going to charities, The Wave Project, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club.
The Haywards Heath firm of independent financial advisers are no strangers to sports charity fundraisers, having lent their support to similar community events in the past. These include the recent Brussels2Brighton Bike Ride and the Lions Club Swimarathon.
“I am honoured to support this world-class event.” Principal Mike Oliver said, “A key part of what we do at Mike Oliver Associates is connecting with the local community, and events like these are important part of doing just that.”
The Paddle Round the Pier festival takes place on July 7th and 8th at Hove Lawns. There will be live music and informative talks for those cheering on the participants.
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