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Sydney Airport and Rotary set sail for people with special needs

12 June 2013
Category:Media Releases

• Sydney Airport and Rotary donate $10,000 to the Sailability Club of Kogarah
• Donation to fund a custom built sailing boat for people with special needs

Sydney Airport and Rotary have today donated a custom built sailing boat for children and adults with special needs to the Sailability Club of Kogarah. 


“Together with the Rotary clubs of Marrickville, Rockdale and Botany, we’ve donated $10,000 to fund this specially designed boat,” Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.

“We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with these Rotary clubs, as we raise thousands of dollars a year to assist worthwhile projects like the Sailability Club.”

President of Marrickville Rotary Jo Naayen said the boat would help people with disabilities to experience the fun of sailing and benefit from the mental, physical and social benefits it provides.

“We were very pleased to see the Globetrotter set sail on Kogarah Bay today, supporting people with special needs,” Ms Naayen said.

“We’re delighted to partner with Sydney Airport to support this very worthwhile local cause and help the most vulnerable people in our community.”

Sailability is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with disabilities participate in free sailing sessions.

The new boat will sail for three-to-four-hour sessions under the supervision of an experienced volunteer sailor.

For more information on Sailability, including details on how to volunteer, visit www.sailability.org

Laura Stevens
Manager, Media and Communications
(02) 9667 6477 or 0437 033 479 

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