Re­lax, dive in to help char­ity

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page - Sarah Ison

Free-div­ing and fundrais­ing will be com­bined this month as in­struc­tors Kevin Hendry and Ta­nia Douth­waite em­bark on their South West Free­d­iv­ing and Yoga Tour, rais­ing money for the Rumah Se­hat Hu­man­i­tar­ian Project in Bali.

The pair are vol­un­teer­ing to take peo­ple through dis­counted, one­day free-div­ing courses, do­nat­ing the money raised to the char­ity, which de­liv­ers essen­tial ser­vices to im­pov­er­ished Ba­li­nese cit­i­zens.

Mr Hendry, who owns a dive school in Bali, said the idea was to of­fer a valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence to Capes res­i­dents while sup­port­ing Rumah Se­hat.

“The think­ing was to pro­vide dis­count char­ity fundrais­ing courses for peo­ple who might not oth­er­wise have done (them) and just make them ask ‘why not?’,” he said. “And in­stead of just do­nat­ing right out of their own pock­ets, they also do some­thing for them­selves.”

Ms Douth­waite will also hold com­mu­nity yoga be­fore each class, which will be run by do­na­tion for fur­ther fundrais­ing.

“It’s also an op­por­tu­nity we’re of­fer­ing peo­ple,” Ms Douth­waite said. “We’re teach­ing skills and knowl­edge.”

The course in­cludes a 90-minute yoga ses­sion, a sausage siz­zle, three hours of the­ory, 45 min­utes of breath­work and two hours of prac­tice in a pool or on a calm beach.

Two-day courses are also avail­able af­ter the begin­ners’ course.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mr Hendry on 0476 286 234.

Pic­ture: Sarah Ison

RIGHT: Kevin Hendry and Ta­nia Douth­waite are of­fer­ing dis­counted free div­ing courses to raise money for a Ba­li­nese char­ity.

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