In the words of Greg Robertson, President of Mo55sKC:
Mandurah over 55s Kayak Club (Mo55sKC) held its 20th annual Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) paddle event on 23 April.
The Club staged a special selection of paddling options to suit all participants, followed by a riverside barbecue.
Paddlers launched at Murray Bend and chose from 30km, 15km or 10km courses.
Attendees paid an entry fee and participated in raffle draws to raise funds on the day. Many members unable to attend, or choosing not to paddle, still contributed. Others also donated in-kind for the barbecue lunch so everyone was well fed.
Several Club members are involved in a Book Club and a Craft Club which annually raise funds for CLCRF too.
Consolidating all sources, including Mo55sKC mid-year raffles and members’ direct donations, the total raised for 17/18 was over $2,100.
Mo55sKC will be planning a ‘paddle event with a difference’ next year to celebrate its 21st CLCRF fundraiser. Paddlers and non-paddlers interested in being involved should enquire via firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We all look forward to April 2019.
Photo credit: Robert Wroth