PADDLE boarders made a stand to show their support for a major charity campaign.

The group from Brighton Kitesurf and SUP Academy paddled up the River Arun near Amberley to highlight the annual Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser.

The event is run by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, and aims to get new pioneering tests and treatments to cancer patients faster.

This year, campaign organisers are asking people to get “orange-ified” by getting sponsored to wear something orange at school, at work or with friends.

The boarders, who donned orange tutus, bow ties, leg warmers and flowers, are encouraging people in Sussex to follow their lead and raise cash.

Academy instructor Frazer Stewart said: “We are more than happy to dress up in orange and show our support.

“It’s a fun and easy way to get involved and help raise money to save more lives.

“Stand Up To Cancer is close to our hearts.

“All of us have friends and family who have been affected by the disease.

“We wanted to do our bit to raise money and help fund life-saving cancer research.”

Cancer Research UK’s Sussex spokeswoman Lynn Daly said: “We want to thank Frazer and all the paddle boarders for their colourful support.

“No one fell in and even the swans didn’t seem to mind being dazzled by all the orange.

“Now we’re asking men, women and children to follow their lead and wear orange, raise money and take cancer out.

“By supporting Stand Up To Cancer they’ll be helping to raise money and transform the lives of cancer patients and their families.

“All supporters need to do is simply pull on a bright orange item of clothing and get sponsored or make a donation for wearing it.”

People can sign up for a free fundraising pack which includes everything supporters need to spark creative ideas and help beat cancer sooner.

Since it was launched in the UK in 2012 the campaign has raised more than £38 million to fund more than 40 clinical trials and research projects.

For more information and to get involved in the campaign, visit