A cash injection from the Travelling Bowlers will go a long way to helping maintain equipment for Sailability to continue the great work they do in the community.
The partnership between the bowlers and Sailability Port Macquarie has existed for sometime after the Travelling Bowlers hosted a bowls days raising money for the group over three years ago.
Since then the group have raised over $5000 for Barradine farmers at a "Bowls for Bales" day and other local and state fundraising appeals. Since their inception the group have raised over $66,000 and is proud of its history supporting local ventures and those in need.
Sailability operates at McInherney Park each Wednesday from September to May, with upwards of 60 people of all ages enjoying the experience of sailing in specifically designed craft.
Locally Sailability own nine specially designed 303 sailing boats, three rigid inflatable recovery boats, various trailers, life jackets, wheelchairs and slings to ensure everyone is safe and enjoys their time on the water.
Members of the Travelling Bowlers visited McInherney Park on May 1 to see the operations of Sailability and were very impressed with the organisation. They were also able to donate $5,500 from a recent bowls event in Port Macquarie.
"In February we hosted a highly successful day, with members providing advice as well as breakfast and lunch to all of the participants, many of whom had no experience on the rink," a spokesperson for the club said.
"Amidst much hilarity, they raised over $5500 on the day, which will assist greatly in maintaining the equipment to ensure that sailing can continue at no cost to the participants."
Sailability have finished for the season and will return to sailing in Spring.
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