It’s been almost ten months since Tommy and Allan took off for the Aussie Fundraiser ride around Australia. With five underwater and beach clean ups scheduled, a presentation booked for a ODEX (a Brisbane Dive show) and a promise of a BBQ at PADI in Sydney to celebrate the end of the ride, they managed to raise close to US$17,000 for two very special charities, PADI Project Aware in the fight against and awareness of Ocean Debris and The Springboard Foundation supporting the Mango, Cashew and Grapevine projects (http://ascf.ph/) in the area of Payatas Dump Site.
On Saturday night, Craig Burrow from the ASCF the people behind the Mango, Cashew and Grapevine project, along with Peter the manager of Mango (formally a street child who grew up and educated by ASCF at the Mango house) Annette Helbig creator of Springboard, (http://www.springboard-foundation.org/) Sarah who represents many charities and social clubs in Manila including Springboard and ASCF along with Sarah husband, Ham joined us as Asia Divers and El Galleon resort handed over the cheque to Annette of Springboard.
We look forward to working with these charities offering our support to some very worthwhile projects. If you have just a few minuets, take the time to visit their websites, (http://ascf.ph/ http://www.springboard-foundation.org/)
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