ORCV Official Race Partner "Sail, Raise Funds & Save Children"
With your support we can make a difference! Each year ORCV Ocean sailors take on one of the greatest challenges on earth, testing their wits, skills and courage in a race across the toughest oceans. At the same time, children around the world are experiencing even more dangerous challenges. Between the 26th-31st of December 2018 our ORCV fleet sail in "Melbourne to Hobart", "Cock of the Bay" and "Melbourne to Devonport" races. For the very first time, every boat, every sailor and all their family, friends and work colleagues have an opportunity to make a difference by raising money for Save the Children. Donations will raise awareness and assist to achieve their vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. The donation page is now live and every sailor and yacht team can go in and set up their donation page at this link
This year we hope that each boat will be raising money for Save the Children. Let's set a goal for every boat of $1,000 per boat! Save the Children will invite one crew member of the yacht that raises the highest amount (over $5,000) to join their annual remote trip, to see first hand the impact your donations have made.
How your Fundraising will help?
In Australia and around the world, we give a powerful voice to children and champion their rights. With 100 years' experience, Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are at the forefront of saving children's lives when disasters strike and creating lasting change for children and their families through our long-term education, health, child protection and climate change projects. Children deserve the chance to take on the world.
Some global statistics from 2017, which are quite shocking are:
5 million + children under five died from disease, malnutrition and birth complications
264 million children and young people were not in school
Save the Children responded to 121 crises (ongoing and new), reaching more than 15 million people, including over 10 million children