Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach

Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach

supporting Fragile X Association of Australia

Proudly Sponsored by Manly Wharf

Sunday 19th February 2023

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2023 Shaw and Partners Australian Ocean Racing Series

The Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach is one of Australia’s largest open water paddling events and is regarded as one of the most spectacular in the world. Participants marshal at Blues Point Reserve for a spectacular sunrise over Sydney Harbour. Starting at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, they then paddle past the Sydney Opera House and hug the northern shores of Sydney Harbour taking in sights such as Taronga Zoo, Bradley’s Head, Clifton Gardens, North Harbour Reserve and both South and North Head on their way to the beautiful Manly Wharf where the finish is.

The event supports and raises money for the Fragile X Association of Australia

Donations to Fragile X in 2022

For the ninth year running, Shaw and Partners Financial Services has generously committed to match, dollar for dollar, donations made to the Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach event, raising much needed funding for Fragile X Association of Australia*.  If we as a paddling community can raise over $5,000, Shaw and Partners will match this another $5,000. This means that for every $1 that you donate, you are in fact, effectively donating $2 and your donation is tax deductible.

This will help fund the specialist family support service offered to Fragile X families across Australia. 

Help us reach our target of $10,000 for Fragile X!

Participants can donate to Fragile X when entering online.

*Donations will be matched to a cap of $5,000

Fragile X Association of Australia

Fragile X is a genetic condition affecting as many as 90,000 Australians.

Fragile X can impact whole families. Fragile X syndrome is the leading genetic cause of intellectual disability, and the most common known cause of autism.  Fragile X can also result in a Parkinson’s-like symptoms, and in fertility problems for some women.

While Fragile X conditions have no cure and require ongoing treatment and care, early diagnosis and treatment by health, medical and educational professionals are critical for achieving the best possible outcomes.
Fragile X Association of Australia – in Manly!

We’re a small national charity, based across the road from the Bridge to Beach finish line!    

We’re 100% reliant on donations and fundraising in order to do what we can for Fragile X families across Australia. We value all support, small and large!

Our mission – 

to work towards the best possible lives for Fragile X families throughout Australia.
To achieve this we provide free specialist counselling, educational workshops, access to assessment clinics, and current information resources.  We promote community awareness of Fragile X. We lobby for support.  We connect families.

We’re proud to be Oceanpaddler’s charity partner for the iconic Bridge to Beach.   And we’re proud to be supported by our local paddling community and by local business.

Your donations and fundraising will resource our Family Support Service. This is a trained counsellor who provides support and information for families: on care for people with Fragile X, guidance on the NDIS, and referrals to health professionals expert in Fragile X.

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