As of today, our very first crowdfunding campaign, run through a partnership with Bendigo Bank's Let's Act initiative, has been successful! When we set out to fund a Try Sail Day to take a group of children out onto the harbour, we were hopeful that the generous support of our followers, fans and friends would be enough to reach our goal; we are thrilled that we exceeded that goal and have raised over 140% of our crowdfunding amount, meaning that we will recieve the pledged funds and we will have the chance to create new opportunities.
We wish to thank everyone who contributed, whether through making a donation or sharing information on our campaign. You are the true strength of SWD, and we can't overstate our appreciation!
Our skipper, David Pescud had this message to share:
“Success is sweet! What a great climax to a new venture for SWD. Bendigo Bank’s Act Initiative has enabled us to take 20 children out on the water in the coming months, so what a wonderful show of grassroots support for our cause. Going forward, we’ll be looking to strengthen the relationship with Bendigo Bank through the Let’s Act initiative.”