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Little Heroes Brave Wet Conditions at Flotilla for Kids

There’s not much that can dampen our spirits here at Little Heroes Foundation, although the weather did try on Sunday at Flotilla for Kids!

Despite the threat of certain rain and a potential storm, over 65 boats braved the conditions to put on a fun day out on the water for seriously ill children and their families.

Meeting at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron in the morning on Sunday February 5th, our families, boat crews and staff were treated to a delicious breakfast thanks to Vili’s Bakery, Fleurieu Milk Company and Java Drive Coffee.

Our new Corporate Relations Manager Tony Modra was as popular as ever with our guests, taking photographs and entertaining fans both young and old!

At 10:00am, our guests all made their way to their designated boats for the Flotilla to assemble in Outer Harbor before setting off on our journey up the Port River!

Meanwhile, down at Port Adelaide, the wharf side markets, organised by the Wild at Hart and Sempahore Mainstreet Association, were in full swing. Little Heroes Foundation would like to thank all who braved the conditions to support not only Flotilla for Kids, but also the local businesses, all of whom were doing their part to raise even more funds for our cause!

Our Flotilla arrived at Inner Harbour just after 12pm, lead by the One and All, carrying some precious cargo – our ‘Little Heroes’. Once anchored, the rest of the flotilla made their way down past the wharf, looping back and saluting the crowd.

The boats then made their way back up the river to the RSAYS, arriving to a freshly cooked BBQ and drinks thanks to our good friends at the Rotary Club of West Torrens!

Little Heroes Foundation Chairman Chris McDermott praised the generosity of the local community, including the many yacht clubs, who ensured the day was not affected by the unfortunate weather.

“It was a fantastic day for all the families and children Little Heroes Foundation support, and it was great to see the public once again come out and join in the fun.

“The generosity and contribution from the many boating clubs and volunteers was incredible and events like this aren’t possible without them! A lot goes in to making the day run as smooth as possible.

“The Foundation is continuing to work on how to make this event bigger and better again next year and we are keen for other SA Charities to join in the fun and make it an even bigger day on the calendar.”

Over $20,000 has been raised so far, with thanks to the event sponsors and supporters.

Flotilla for Kids is proudly sponsored by:

Little Heroes Foundation would also like to thank the community at Port Adelaide for continuing to support this event, as well as many local businesses who are donating their products or services for our Little Heroes to enjoy, including: