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Sailability presented with $10000 from the Commonwealth Bank

Above: The local branch of Commonwealth Bank donated $10,000 to Sailability Batemans Bay celebrating the CommBank Foundation’s Centenary of Giving. Jocelyn Righton of Sailability is delighted to receive the grant and the group say it will be most helpful towards their jetty & pontoon project. Pictured is Sailability Batemans Bay President Jocelyn Righton receiving cheque with Brendan Winter (L) and David Kinane (R) of the Commonwealth Bank . The charity was nominated by Batemans Bay Commonwealth Bank employees to receive one of 1000 Centenary Grants, awarded by the bank on Friday, May 25. The CommBank Foundation’s Centenary of Giving is in place to recognise the immense contributions people continue to make to their local communities. The Commonwealth Bank partnered with CommBank Foundation to donate $10 million to community organisations right across Australia gifting over 1000 Centenary Grants valued at $10,000 each to community organisations such as Sailability Batemans Bay that support youth wellbeing, access to education and cancer research and awareness. Sailability Bateman’s Bay is a "not for profit", volunteer-based organisation which is part of Sailability World in affiliation with Sailability Australia and Sailability New South Wales. Sailability activities cover a broad spectrum, ranging from recreation, therapeutic and competitive activities, from grass-root, entry level through to elite World Championships and Paralympic training. Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Through the activity of sailing, Sailability seeks to enrich the lives of people challenged by any type of physical or intellectual disability, the elderly, and the financially and socially disadvantaged. They have a small fleet of Hansa dinghies that are particularly stable and purpose built for disabled use. They welcome new sailors and meet at the beach on the northern side (upstream) of Batemans Bay Bridge, adjacent to “On The Pier” Restaurant. Access is via Punt Road. To learn more of Sailability Click HERE

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