Thanks to a grant through the Blake Fund, Te Ara Moana has been able to continue to provide free water safety courses to low-income families.

“With this donation, we are able to fund our
operations and give our students real life experiences on water safety while having
fun at the same time”
Te Ara Moana Trustee Jenni Bedford.

Jenni believes that this programme is critical because New Zealand has a high incidence of water related injuries. The donor behind the grant recently visited the project to get some insights into the impact of her donation – one of the benefits of “giving while living”.

Te Ara Moana recevied a $5,000 grant from the Blake Endowment Fund