The Kite Pirates are kite-surfing from Whitstable to Margate raising funds and awareness for KAT


After the success of last years event, the Kite Pirates have decided to do it again, this time raising funds and awareness for The Kent Autistic Trust and Born Anxious.


Graeme Rolbiecki - Instructor at Kite Pirates Kite School said 'The Kent Autistic Trust and Born Anxious were brought to our attention earlier this year during free kitesurf taster sessions that were run at the BKA Kitesurf freestyle championships in Ramsgate in conjunction with Active Ramsgate.


A young family with children on the autistic spectrum came down to the beach to get involved and fly some kites. they enjoyed the day so much that one of the parents reached out to thank us personally, he explained that days on the beach and sports in general can be very challenging for autistic children and that the super friendly instructor had made the whole experience very inclusive and fun, this in turn prompted me to reach out and see if there was anything else we could do. 


So this year in conjunction with Born Anxious, we are making The Kent Autistic Trust the benefactors of our end of teaching season charity effort.


Born Anxious are a small local business that produces a range of ethically manufactured kids and adults clothes to raise awareness of the problems children and families living with autism face daily, you can view their products on their website https://www.bornanxious.co.uk/


The planned date of the event is 26th October, however the date is wind dependent and so may need to be moved the 27th of October or the 2nd and 3rd of November dependent on wind condition, we will keep you posted!'


Kellie Barker founder of Born anxious said 'we are so thrilled to be supporting this event for Kite Pirates kite school, inclusion through sport is vital for the special needs community and we are really happy to be supporting the school and the event'. 


Please support them by visiting their justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kitepirates-downwinder-kentautism


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