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Content Item - Kathy Veel

Hear from Lyn, a carer and advocate for better support of people with mental illness

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Content Item - National Carer's Week- A Carer's Perspective

Hear from Lyn, a carer and advocate for better support of people with mental illness

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Content Item - Wright of Passage - Changing Lives!

03 May 2018

A fully funded youth opportunity for those seeking an alternate pathway to their future.

Topics: youth program,  volunteer,  disabilities,  dyslexia,  mental health,  volunteer youth,  autism,  learing

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Content Item - New Partner for SWD National Pump & Energy

New partners generous support will allow SWD to expand operations in four states

Topics: disabled sailing,  sailing,  disabilities,  volunteer,  partnership

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Content Item - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) will be held on Sunday 10 December at 2pm at Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association (RANSA), New Beach Road, Darling Point.

 

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - On World MS Day, this is Greg Pugh's Story

Greg was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few days before Christmas, 2008. He soon lost his job and his marriage, experiencing some truly harrowing emotions and entering a bleak period in his life, marred with uncertainty.

“I was essentially sitting on the couch every day, not doing anything,” said Greg.

However, in 2014, Greg made a decision that would transform his life.

Topics: ms,  multiple sclerosis,  sailing,  oceansofhope,  disability,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteering

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Content Item - Xylem on Board with SWD

Xylem Australia, a key sponsor of SWD, came on board twice this December and new and old faces and friends at Xylem experienced SWD’s work first hand. Xylem’s support is having a direct impact on making Australia a better place for its youth. This year alone SWD worked with over 2,231 children in its Winds of Joy programs across Australia.

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - Lake Illawarra High School Winds of Change

"This experience has been absolutely wonderful for our students. Traditionally they’re very very afraid to challenge themselves for fear of failure. I cannot believe how willing they’ve been to meet this challenge head on..."

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - Winds of Joy in Sydney, November 2016

Verney Road School traveled to Sydney by bus and plane and stayed for a week during which they came on board SWD Sydney’s Winds of Joy program. Daniel got into everything from steering to bow work, including furling the head sail. He really did a great job on the boat from bow to stern.

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - Winds of Joy in Melbourne

On Monday 28 November, SWD Melbourne hosted students and teachers from Southern Autistic School on Ninety Seven in Winds of Joy, our transformative sailing program`for children and young people with disabilities.

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - ASX Regatta

On Friday 18th November, SWD yachts participated in the ASX Financial and Media Markets Charity Regatta.

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) will be held on Sunday 11 December at 4pm at Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association (RANSA), New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay.

 

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  volunteer,  volunteers,  volunteering,  ndis,  melbourne,  brisbane

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Content Item - Northern Campaign: Newcastle

"They loved it. It allowed the frightened children to push themselves in a nurturing environment. They didn't see crew as people with disabilities and they don't see themselves as people with disabilities. It was nice for them to see people with disabilities doing exciting stuff and for that to be normal. It was very empowering."

Topics: disability,  disability services,  disabilities,  female volunteer,  volunteers

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Content Item - SWD on 7 News in Mackay!

7 News Mackay hopped on board with Mackay North SHS and Sailors with disABILITIES to tell you this story about what we do and why we do it. Thanks to the students, teachers, our hard working volunteers, and 7 News Mackay for telling the SWD story! Thanks Crewsaver Australia for supplying the PFDs students use in our programs.

Topics: disabilities,  mackay,  news,  channel 7,  disability,  female volunteer

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