McCuskers support Leeuwin challenge

CEO of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Anne-Marie Archer with Malcolm and Tonya McCusker and volunteers Daniel Ryan, Erika Delemarre, Woodren Bourne, Slaven Roje, Alison Coumbe and Nora Kajamaa. Picture: Martin Kennealey d425423
CEO of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Anne-Marie Archer with Malcolm and Tonya McCusker and volunteers Daniel Ryan, Erika Delemarre, Woodren Bourne, Slaven Roje, Alison Coumbe and Nora Kajamaa. Picture: Martin Kennealey d425423

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has joined with The McCusker Charitable Foundation to create the inaugural Leeuwin Uni Challenge, a chance for 40 students to receive a scholarship, worth $1800, towards a seven-day voyage along the WA coast on the STS Leeuwin II.

McCusker Charitable Foundation trustee Tonya McCusker said the challenge was an excellent opportunity to support young people with their leadership development.

The partnership will also enable a number of high profile West Australians to talk to the scholarship winners as part of the voyage program.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure chief executive Anne-Marie Archer said they were grateful for the support of the foundation in this program.

‘The chance to sail on the Leeuwin is opportunity of a life time as the trainees learn to sail a traditional vessel and take on personal challenges that are different to anything they will experience in any other environment,’

The Leeuwin Uni Challenge will run from November 24 to 30.

Young people aged 18 to 25 are eligible to apply at www.sail leeuwin.com before October 15.