View the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Cruise for charity

Tickets for Stewart House’s annual fundraising cruise on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day go on sale on October 13.

The cruise on board a Manly ferry is an opportunity to view the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. There will commentary on-board and entertainment provided by the Allan Ward Jazz Band.

Stewart House chief executive officer Graeme Philpotts said proceeds go to support the valuable opportunities the charity provides to more than 1800 children from all parts of NSW each year.

“Harbour City Ferries already provides free trips for our kids between Manly and Circular Quay throughout the year which allows them to experience firsthand the best harbour in the world and for some being on the water for the first time,” Mr
Philpotts said.

“We are indebted to Harbour City Ferries for operating this very special cruise, allowing us to raise much needed funds at the same time giving our supporters a unique opportunity to view the race.” Mr Philpotts said.

Harbour City Ferries chief executive officer Steffen Faurby said Stewart House provides a wonderful service. “We’re very proud to be associated with such a worthwhile charity and look forward to welcoming everyone on board for the Boxing Day event.”

The two-hour cruise leaves Manly Wharf at 11.45am sharp. Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic and the café on board will be open.

500 tickets will be available. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years.

To book go to the Stewart House website or phone (02) 9938 3021.

Changing children’s lives

Every year 1800 public school children attend Stewart House next to Curl Curl beach at no cost to their parents or carers. During a 12 day stay they are provided with dental, optical, hearing and medical screening and treatment.

Children participate in educational programs and excursions designed to develop their social and emotional skills, build self-esteem and improve their overall well-being.

This experience provides children with a much needed break from their current circumstance. Children are inspired to see beyond the present and to have real hope and positive aspirations for their future.