Wardan Yorgas Fundraising

$2,355 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 29 months

Hi There !!

Our names are Brianna Ozies (Djugan woman from Derby) and Shelley Cable (Noongar woman from Perth), and together we are the Wardan Yorgas (Women of the Ocean in Noongar). We are attempting to be the first all-Indigenous duo to cross the Rottnest Channel in the upcoming Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim on February 25th, 2017.

As an all-Indigenous duo, swimming to Rottnest is highly symbolic. You may be aware that Rottnest Island was a penal colony where many Aboriginal men were sent, and some 400 ancestors remain buried there today. Many men attempted to swim back to the mainland to escape lifeon the island, and most perished in the process.

For us, the Wardan Yorgas, swimming in the opposite direction from Whadjuk (Perth) to Wadjemup(Rottnest Island)  is a true symbol of reconciliation, which represents our acknowledgment of the past and our commitment to a united and reconciled future. We would like to ask for your support in making this a reality.

We require funding of $5000, or in-kind support for a vessel, crew, supplies and team kit. As well as financial support for Rottnest fees and  training.


We are in desperate need of a boat(5.0m or greater), a skipper and a kayak and paddler. If you or anyone you know would be able to help , please send them our way.

We greatly appricate any amount of donations, every cent counts.

 

Kind regards,

The Wardan Yorgas

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Hi all !!

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated !!! It has been so helpful in getting our bathers, boat and necessities for this Saturday !

And yes , WE HAVE A BOAT!!! after weeks of phone calls, posts, pages and fundraising!

So again thank you for your support and we hope to do you all proud at the Rottnest channel swim this Saturday !

Cheers
X
Wardan Yorgas
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Cindy Rodriguez Solonec
29 months ago

Fantastic Bri. All the very best to you and Shelley this weekend. We'll be listening out xxx

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$2,355 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 34 people in 29 months
Created January 30, 2017
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AB
$20
Ananda Barton
28 months ago

A great project! Well done.

MH
$10
Maddy Hay
28 months ago
PR
$50
Paula Rogers
28 months ago

Impressive team - I hope you blitzed it!!

CS
$25
Claire Stokes
29 months ago
FC
$100
Fred Chaney
29 months ago

great day for your big effort

MG
$50
Mike Green
29 months ago

Proud of you Yorgas...be your best and enjoy x

LO
$50
Leon Oriti
29 months ago
$50
Shane Cable
29 months ago
$70
Helen and Barry Cable
29 months ago
JC
$50
Jo Cable
29 months ago

So proud of you Shel

Cindy Rodriguez Solonec
29 months ago

Fantastic Bri. All the very best to you and Shelley this weekend. We'll be listening out xxx

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