On Sunday 15 January Mornington Yacht Club hosted over 20 displaced Ukrainian kids who fled their homeland last year after the outbreak of war. The aim was to give the kids a fun day sailing in our “backyard”, that we get to enjoy every week.

With the assistance the local Ukrainian community and Plast Ukrainian Scouts Australia, Mornington YC volunteers gave up their Sunday to provide a little bit of fun. On big boats, small boats and power boats all the kids got out on the water, with most taking the wheel or tiller. Then back to the club for a BBQ.

These kids with their families have fled with little, and now are trying to start afresh. If you’d like to support these brave kids, you can donate by clicking here

Photos by Al Dillon Images