Join Qantas Pathfinders Charity Flight for an unforgettable trip to Tasmania

04/11/16
Join Qantas Pathfinders Charity Flight for an unforgettable trip to TasmaniaQantas Pathfinders Charity Flight will head to Tasmania in support of RIDBC

On Saturday 12 November, the annual Qantas Pathfinders Charity Flight will head to Tasmania to raise much needed funds for Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).

Joining passengers on this special return flight from Sydney to historic Hobart will be distinguished ABC radio presenter, Simon Marnie, and Tasmanian Brand Ambassador and well known media celebrity, Ray Martin.

The day starts with a champagne breakfast aboard the 737-800 aircraft kindly donated by Qantas.

“Guests will have the opportunity to visit Salamanca Place, the heart of Hobart’s historic waterfront, with its vibrant markets filled with artisan arts and crafts, live music and local produce,” said RIDBC Committees and Events Manager, Kaye Bailey.  “Passengers will also enjoy a ferry ride down the Derwent River and be treated to a stunning three course lunch at Tasmania’s iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).”

Tickets for the flight cost $895 per passenger, including return flights from Sydney to Hobart, all meals and transfers. For more information head to www.charityflight.com.au  or contact Kaye Bailey on 02 9872 0329 or kaye.bailey@ridbc.org.au

Qantas Captain Andrew Simpson, leading his ninth Charity Flight says, “I can’t wait to again take part in this exciting and unique fundraiser to help the children and adults supported by RIDBC. It truly is a wonderful day out, which couldn’t happen without the generosity of the pilots and cabin crew who donate their time and our sponsors – Qantas, Shell Aviation, Q Catering, Sydney Airport, AirServices Australia and MONA.”

Since taking to the skies in 2002, this unique annual event has raised more than $1.18 million in support of RIDBC and is only made possible because of the remarkable efforts of Qantas Pathfinders, as well as their numerous supporters and sponsors.

All proceeds go to RIDBC which assists over 6500 children and adults with vision or hearing loss, and their families, across Australia.

RIDBC is a charity and Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and cochlear implant services for people with vision or hearing loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in people's lives.