Ready To Set Sailby Christopher Baluyot | Mar 29,2012
Wenty Leagues’ recent $4,000 grant to build a pontoon for disabled
children has brought smiles to everyone involved.
The program receiving the grant, Sailability Australia, give kids with
mental or physical disabilities the chance sail every week.
Students from the Holroyd Special School are met by volunteers to set
sail from the new pontoon, at Dobroyd Aquatic Centre in Five Dock, weekly.
The $4,000 grant helped pay with the widening of the ramp access ramp,
an extension of the dock and the installation of cranes to help kids who
are physically challenged get into modified sail boats.
Teachers from the special school and Sailability volunteers say the kids’
day on the water gives them freedom they would otherwise not experience,
and is the highlight of their week.
Sailability is always looking for volunteers and appreciates any donation
to continue running this program.
For more information about Sailability Dobroyd, please contact:
Robert Domone – Volunteer Co-ordinator
Mike Cuming – Fundraising Officer
0408 285 028