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Misión México brings you Christmas ideas

Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve got some offerings for you which would make some great presents!

This year we have adorable christmas cards, fashionable t-shirts as well as heartwarming and funny DVDs that will make anyone thankful this Christmas.

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Our card range comes with a variety of the children on the cards with a short sentence of our refuge on the back. All cards come in packs of 10.

T-shirts are available in a variety of sizes, colours and designs, all of which can be seen throughout this blog!

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And finally, our DVDs. We have our beautiful documentary, Somewhere Near Tapachula, as well as the hilarious film Surfing 50 States, a film made by the same creators of our documentary of their trip through the United States.

All are great presents at affordable prices and profits will go to us at Misión México.

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Christmas Cards – £5 or $7.50 per pack of 10

T-shirts – £15 or $25 each

Somewhere Near Tapachula DVD – £10 or $20

Surfing 50 States DVD (made by the same producers as Somewhere Near Tapachula) – £5 or $10

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Please note the t-shirts are posted from Australia and the cards from the UK.

Prices do not include postage and handling.

For any orders or questions, contact us at with ‘merchandise’ as the subject.

Merry Christmas & happy shopping!

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Shopping online = donating to us for FREE!


I’s almost unbelievable, but we’ve found a way you can shop online and get the best price from 3,600 retailers, while donating money to Misión México at no extra cost.

It does sound like there’s a catch, but there’s not.

Give as you Live is a price comparison website, which means when you make a purchase through them online, they make a commission off the retailer for their services. Instead of pocketing this fee like almost all websites, they pass at least 50% of this sum onto the charity of the customers choice. Amazing.

All you have to do is sign up here and start shopping at over 3,600 stores including Amazon, Ebay, John Lewis, Waterstones and Marks and Spencers. When you purchase a product you’ll get the opportunity to select Misión México as your chosen charity!

AND if you sign up via this link they will donate £5 for every referral. It’s that easy.

So far, Give as you Live has helped raise over five million pounds for over 4,500 UK charities. That’s impressive.

So help yourselves to these great online deals this Christmas and you can help us in the process.

Please note, almost all retailers are based in the UK.

We wish you some happy and successful online shopping!


Surf’s up! – Celebrate International Surf Day at Mision Mexico

Kick off the work shoes, put on the swim-suit and prepare yourself for a day of fun in the sun and a bunch of waves on Friday, June 20 because we’re celebrating International Surfing Day!

This International Surfing DayFriday 20 June, we encourage you celebrate how the ocean has not only influenced your life but our children’s lives too.

Our kids heavily depend on the ocean not only for fun, but also as a form of healing and an escape from their traumatic pasts. Our unique surfing program has helped our children find confidence in themselves and a belief that they can achieve anything they want to.

“It excites me and fills me with adrenaline, being on the water is a special feeling

International Surfing Day is a celebration of the sport and the lifestyle it has created around the world, as well as the sustainability of our ocean’s resources.

Our very own surf ambassador and famous professional big wave surfer, Andrew Cotton, echoes these thoughts and loves the celebration of International Surfing Day each year.

Surf ambassador Andrew Cotton

Surf ambassador Andrew Cotton

“It’s a great way to promote and educate people about surfing and all the positives it can bring into peoples lives,? he said.

“Sport in general has a really positive impact for health and mindset. There’s no better way to spend time, it keeps you fit and healthy but more importantly it’s so much fun,? Andrew added.

Andrew also said it was the passion for surfing and the great story behind Misión México that enticed him to get involved with us!new balance mr 870

“Seeing the video Somewhere near Tapachula about the kids at Misión México and what Alan and Pamela Skuse were doing there really inspired me. Surfing has brought so much happiness into my life and seeing it do the same for these kids was amazing,? said the big wave professional surfer.

You can help Misión México and Andrew celebrate this great day around the world by sharing your favourite surf photos with us on Instagram  and Twitter  or why not come and volunteer with us and join the Mision Mexico surf community!

So have a surf, have some fun, and know that on International Surfing Day we at Misión México are thanking you from the bottom of our hearts – hopefully with good waves and plenty of sun!

Surfs up!

Thumbs up for Andrew's teaching skills!

Thumbs up for Andrew’s teaching skills!