Giv­ing life in the form of jack­ets

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT ON THE WATER -

IT HAS been a few months since the Va­ri­ety Queens­land Jet Trek dropped into the Whit­sun­days.

The Whit­sun­days was the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion for hun­dreds of jet skis which had made their way from Mis­sion Beach.

The jet skiers didn’t stay long in the Whit­sun­days but what they left be­hind will po­ten­tially save lives for years to come.

Karen Ma­hood, me­dia of­fi­cer of Sail­abil­ity Whit­sun­day, said Va­ri­ety do­nated 18 self-in­flat­ing life jack­ets.

“We use them ev­ery meet­ing and are very grate­ful to Va­ri­ety Queens­land for the do­na­tion,” she said.

“Par­tic­i­pat­ing Sail­abil­ity clients and vol­un­teer staff are now wear­ing these dur­ing their sail­ing ex­pe­ri­ences which de­part most fort­nights from the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club.

“This or­gan­i­sa­tion de­lights in cater­ing for dis­ad­van­taged and dis­abled peo­ple.”

Sail­abil­ity Whit­sun­day of­fers fort­nightly sail­ing ad­ven­tures for phys­i­cally, men­tally and fi­nan­cially dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple.

Sail­abil­ity is al­ways on the look­out for vol­un­teers in the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity.

In­ter­ested peo­ple are in­vited to give of their time to help lo­cal dis­ad­van­taged sailors.

Phone the Whit­sun­day Sail­abil­ity me­dia of­fi­cer Karen Ma­hood on

0419 167 187 to get in­volved.


LIFE SAVERS: Whit­sun­day Sail­ablity clients wear­ing the life jack­ets do­nated by Va­ri­ety Queens­land.

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