Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Disaster Recovery Donations Wanted

The superyacht community and Coral Sea Marina are joining forces to help communities in Fiji and Vanuatu that are recovering from two recent cyclones which have caused a significant impact.

Hearing of their hardships the yachting community decided to utilise their vessels to transport useful items to the worst-hit areas at the end of this month.

What started as one superyacht soon increased to four and the crew are ready to transport any donations where needed.

Coral Sea Marina has been working with the local community and so far, they have been overwhelmed by the positive response of many.

Local junior sporting clubs have donated boots, balls and shirts, and many others in the community have contributed bags of clothes.

They are now hoping for other essential items such as nails, tarpaulins, hand tools, large cooking pots, laundry soap for cold water hand washing, female hygiene products, plastic bins with lids and first aid items.

Donations can be received at the Coral Sea Marina Office located above the Garden Bar Bistro.

All items must be clean and in good working order.

The deadline for all donations is March 31.

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