One of our charity partners, the White Cloud Foundation are taking part in paddling 176 km in a 2 man outrigger canoe in an effort to raise $50,000 for people with anxiety and depression.
Adam from White Cloud goes on to say:
‘I’ve personally seen the impact of our fundraising dollars over the years, how every cent has gone to providing services to Australian’s recovering from depression. With this in mind, my good mate David Pavia and I, are setting ourselves the big hairy goal of paddling 176 km in 30 hours
As the name suggests the goal is to paddle from Tugun on the Gold Coast to Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast over 2 days.
While our mates are enjoying beers and BBQ’s on Australia Day we will be launching ourselves into the Pacific ocean, it might be earlier (this weekend) if the SE winds arrive on time.
We leave around midday on 26th January 2017 from the beach at Tugun, paddling to the Southport Seaway before a 100km stretch up the inside of Stradbroke and then Moreton Islands,
We hope to reach Bribie Island surf club by 6 am the next day. One final challenge – a 46 km open ocean paddle will get us safely to Mooloolaba, around 4pm, on 27th January 2017 – 28 hours after we left the Gold Coast.
We are taking on this challenge and raising funds to make a real difference for the White Cloud Mums program. We want to raise $50,000, which will fund practical support for 438 women including the delivery of 8760 meals to Mums that are living with or at risk of developing anxiety and/or depression.
We understand that when the “Mums” in our world get wobbly or start to struggle, that the entire family can suffer. We want to help families that are hurting by providing practical support and are asking for your help.
Please get behind our paddle so the White Cloud Foundation can help Mums at risk. Donate today by using the Everyday Hero account that we have set up:
The more people that know about the White Cloud Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
We’ll be posting regularly about our training adventures so check back for an update!
Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.’