Young sailors will be able to set sail on new adventures thanks to the generosity of a trust.
The First Waiheke Sea Scouts group has been unable to get on the water because it needs a rescue boat - and has been fundraising hard to get one.
Now, a mainland organisation, The Potter Masonic Trust, has sped to the rescue with a $30,000 grant.
It is being presented next month through the Freemasons Lodge Waiheke and means the Scouts can go ahead and buy the rescue boat.
The money will also pay for six cadet dinghies and covers for sailing boats the Cutter and the Whaler.
Waiheke Sea Scouts spokesman Marcel Vroege says the group is thrilled.
"This generous grant is overwhelming. Our group has expanded greatly over the last years, and there are still many more children who want to join.
"To allow us to grow, we need the resources to not only maintain what we currently have but also to expand. This grant will really make a difference to us."
The cheque presentation will be in or outside the Scout Hut at the end of Shelly Beach Rd on December 15 at 2pm.
CAR BOOT SALE
First Waiheke Sea Scouts will hold their monthly car boot sale from 10am to 1pm this Sunday at the old Blackpool School Everyone is welcome. Vendors pay $5. Phone 021 257 4511 for details.
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