HE’S put his hand in his own pocket before to help patients in the Far North, and now Jim Bradley is jumping on a jetski for cancer patients.
Mr Bradley is excited to get his jetski ready for the Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari Island Hop on Australia Day.
“I’ve given to the Hospital Foundation before and this is an event I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Mr Bradley said.
Funds raised from the event go towards enriching the lives of people undergoing cancer treatment in Far North Queensland.
“It’s just a good cause – it’s local, everything you donate goes to its intended cause. And really, everyone I know has been affected by cancer in some way,” Mr Bradley said.
He has previously supported the Foundation – donating ipad equipment to be raffled for the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge.
“We’ve got really close friends who are going through a tough time for cancer at the moment and this is something small that I can in their honour,” Mr Bradley said.
The Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari is a jetski-powered island hop through the Great Barrier Reef’s iconic northern waters – between Yorkeys Knob and Port Douglas, on Australia Day each year.
Considered one of the most spectacular jetski routes in the world, the event raises money for the Cancer Care Ward at Cairns Hospital via donations to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
Sea-Fari is in memory of Cairns Hospital cancer patient Brian “Unit” Wilson whose vision for an aquatic fundraising event has generated more than $140,000 since its inception in 2011.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said the event has attracted more jetski’s than last year, as well as national motorsport commentator Greg Rust and national jetski promoter JetskiTV.
“This event has come a long way and the weather is looking beautiful for Thursday so we’re going to have a lot of fun while fundraising for cancer services,” Ms Duncombe said.
A flotilla of more than 35 jetskis plus support boats will depart Yorkeys Knob Boat Club at 9am Thursday, stopping at Double Island, Scout Hat Island and Low Island, before lunching at the Port Douglas Yacht Club and making their own way back to Cairns.
For further information or to make a donation visit Seafari.
Photo: Jim Bradley and Glenys Duncombe test out a pair of jetskis before the big day on Australia Day, 2017.Back to all news