World Wave kitesurf champion, Kirsty Jones has teamed up with Cancer Research UK and her equipment sponsor Flexifoil, to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. From Saturday 14th October for one week, Kirsty will be available in West Wales to demonstrate the health and fitness benefits of flying power kites, using a new range of pink kites.
Power kites are an innovative idea for a Christmas gift: ideal for the whole family, great fun and even better exercise.
This season, Flexifoil has produced a limited edition range of power kites they are calling ‘Punk’ and is offering a £10 donation to Breast Cancer Research UK from every kite sold online at www.flexifoil.com from 1st November 2006. The Buzz kites are available in a range of colours including pink, starting at £44.95 plus p&p, and will be available from Flexifoil retailers or from the Flexifoil website: www.flexifoil.com up until Christmas.
Flexifoil makes products for all kinds of kiting activities including kitesurfing, kite landboarding, kite buggying, snow kiting and kiting for fun. The company is currently spearheading a national UK campaign to promote the healthy benefits of flying a kite and encouraging people of all ages to get involved.
Managing Director of Flexifoil, Jeremy Pilkington, says: “Flying a power kite has a number of proven health benefits as it exercises all the major muscle groups and flying in a good wind is the equivalent of a good work out in the gym. It’s also great cardiovascular exercise as there is a lot of effort and movement required when flying a power kite. We are currently promoting Power Kiting in schools as a great way for kids to get exercise and fresh air.”
Professional kitesurfer Kirsty Jones has special personal reasons for being involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month: “My mum and sister have both recovered from breast cancer in the past five years with the help of the latest treatments, so I’m very happy to have this opportunity to work with my kite sponsor Flexifoil and Breast Cancer Research UK to raise further funds to support their vital research into breast cancer.”