Sail Port Stephens has forged a new partnership with Making Waves Foundation (formerly Sailors with disABILITIES) as the Charity of Choice.
The group is hosting a “Seafood and Blues” fundraising event in Port Stephens on Thursday 30 April. Tickets are $100 per person and everyone is encouraged to get theirs before they sell out.
Making Waves Foundation General Manager Christine Judd said she was excited about joining the event, which attracts hundreds of participants.
“We are delighted to be endorsed by Sail Port Stephens. Being the Charity of Choice is an excellent way to build awareness of what we do and encourage everyone to get involved,” she said. “Making Waves Foundation is excited to continue to grow our programs in the Hunter Region and enable even more children and youth with disabilities or at a disadvantage the opportunity to recognise their abilities through sailing.”
For 25 years, Making Waves Foundation (previously Sailors with disABILITIES) has been offering life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults with disabilities and those at a disadvantage. Using sailing as a catalyst for change, MWF supports more than 2000 participants each year, driven by close to 5000 volunteer hours to empower and enable participants to have a more optimistic outlook for personal growth and improved life outcomes.
Making Waves Foundation has been a regular competitor at Sail Port Stephens, with their boat Wot Eva again entered in the TP52 One Design division this year.
Crew member Renee said she is encouraged by the support they are receiving.
“When children see me sailing in my wheelchair it shows them that they don’t have to be limited by their disability. That’s what we are all about.”
Many Hunter Regional schools and organisations already participate in MWF’s annual programs, with plans to expand to more schools. It is hoped that Sail Port Stephens will increase fundraising for the charity.
Go to http://eventbrite.com.au/e/89199168113 to get your tickets.
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