sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Bear Cottage Hanse 355 handover and cheque presentation

Bear Cottage Hanse 355 handover and cheque presentation

'The winners couldn’t contain their elation!'    Windcraft Australia    Click Here to view large photo

25th August was a perfect Pittwater day with gorgeous high blue skies and a 10-15 knot North Easterly breeze. Husam Dajani and his son Sami had huge smiles on their faces when they arrived to collect their new Hanse 355 yacht. They won the yacht in the recent charity raffle organised by yacht importers Team Windcraft to raise money for Bear Cottage, the only children’s hospice in NSW.

Husam Dajani from Manly admired the Hanse 355 at the Sydney Boat Show and bought the winning ticket number 3849 just 2 days before the draw. He never thought in his wildest dreams that he would actually win!

After his first sail on Pittwater Husam was delighted with his new yacht. 'She's so easy to sail',' he smiled.

The official handover and cheque presentation took place at 4pm. Team Windcraft’s Peter Hrones thanked the huge number of generous sponsors and volunteers who have helped this yacht raffle become a reality.

Many individuals and organisations have given their time and services either free or at much reduced rates and this means more money has gone directly to Bear Cottage.

Next Husam Dajani thanked Club Marine for donating insurance for the new yacht. Everyone was delighted to hear that Husam and his family will be sailing the yacht from Middle Harbour Yacht Club and keeping the name 'Harry's Story'.

The Hanse 355 yacht is named after a gorgeous young boy called Harry whose journey ended just a few weeks ago at Bear Cottage.

And then the moment everyone had been waiting for... the presentation of the cheque.

Windcraft's Mary Bickley jumped on board Harry's Story and proudly handed the huge cheque for $252,511.91 to a smiling Matthew Seidl CEO of Bear Cottage.

Mary Bickley of Team Windcraft handing over the cheque to CEO of Bear Cottage, Matthew Seidl. -  Windcraft Australia?nid=87705   Click Here to view large photo


Matthew was clearly absolutely delighted. 'This will make a big dent in our annual running costs',' Matthew said.

And finally Gilly Paxton Director of Community Relations and Marketing from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network thanked Team Windcraft for such a successful and innovative fund raising event.

She presented Windcraft's Peter Hrones with a Bandaged Bear trophy in recognition of Windcraft's contribution and hard work.

For more information on Bear Cottage and its services go to www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au

More at www.windcraft.com.au




by Deb Jeffreys

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87705

11:25 AM Thu 25 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World







Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT