SWD Melbourne volunteers, staff and friends celebrated a fantastic year at their Christmas Party in Melbourne this week. The Melbourne team had one of the largest increases of volunteers ever in one year of SWD and saw over 500 children come through their programs.
Richard and Jeff made a speech and explained that the feedback from schools has been so positive, compelling volunteers to get involved and stay involved and there is a real interest in supporting the students who come on board--it's not just about the chance to sail, though that is exciting, too. There is now a wait list to volunteer most sessions in Melbourne and the team worked fantastically together and have become good friends. They have also shown commitment to get involved behind the scenes to keep things running and have proved to be committed and valuable.