Kununurra Youth Join Ultimate Challenge
Earlier in March, two Kununurra youth and one carer boarded the Leeuwin Ultimate Challenge in Fremantle, a week-long voyage specifically catering to youth with physical, sensory or intellectual limitations.
Traveling from the Kimberley, Christopher Cardell from Kununurra (20), Lieuwe Ynema from Wyndam (21) and carer David Thorncroft from Kununurra were funded to board the voyage through the Kimberley Aged and Community Services.
The voyage which ran from 8 – 12 March included 27 young people with limitations and support participants.
These participants had the opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing a tall ship for five days along Perth’s coastline – in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
Jennifer Kelly, Carer Support Coordinator at the Kimberley Aged and Community Services comments on the success of the voyage.
“We would like to thank the Sail Leeuwin team and Sponsors, it’s wonderful that these young men can participate in a once in a life time opportunity,” she said.
“Coming from a remote area these opportunities rarely come along, being able to make new friends and long lasting memories is very special to both them and their families.”
Current plans for the next Ultimate Challenge are to be held in February 2018. Should you wish to donate funds towards this cause, please call the office on (08) 9430 4105.
The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provide key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.
Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people from across Australia.
The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.