The Newman’s Own Foundation donation will allow Leeuwin to offer 40 places on their five-day Ultimate Challenge sail-training voyages in support of young people aged between 14 and 25 living with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability.
The Leeuwin will be looking for 24 trainees with limitations to join the program, as well as 16 young people aged 18 to 25 with healthcare, disability or caring experience who are interested in joining the voyage as a support trainee.
STS Leeuwin II captain Sarah Robinson said the program promoted social inclusion and was all about trying to give people with a disability the same opportunities as those available to others.
“Seeing someone who struggled to walk down the deck have the confidence to climb our masts is a very humbling experience and puts your own life challenges into perspective,” she said.
To register interest to take part, visit www.sailleeuwin.com .