In September 2016 Eumundi local Wade James will Paddle Home on his ski from Noosa to his birthplace Bundaberg determined to raise the funds required to help Forget Me Not rescue more kids from orphanages and reunite them with their families. He also aims to raise awareness about orphanages in countries like Nepal where well-meaning volunteers and tourists have been proven to contribute to the demand for ‘orphans’ to fill orphanages.

Wade will set off on his Paddle Home from Noosa main beach on Saturday 10 September. We will celebrate his coastal journey and safe arrival in Bundaberg with a gala fundraising event on Friday 16 September at Brothers Sports Club.

Wade James Paddle Home

“The rescued children who have come under the care of Forget Me Not have false records and identities, most are sick and all of them are traumatised.

The children have had little or no schooling and are behind their peers in numeracy and literacy.

Once I learned that over 85% of these kids in orphanages aren’t orphans and had parents, I knew that I had to try to help get these kids home.”

Wade James



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We would love you & your friends to celebrate with us!!

Paddle Home Gala Bundaberg

When: 6.30pm Friday 16 September 2016
Where: The Shamrock Room, Brothers Sports Club, Bundaberg
Dress: Cocktail in blues, silver & white. Tables of 10 get 10% discount! Purchase your tickets using the buttons below:

Paddle Home Gala Paddle Home Gala Table of 10

Tell your friends, prepare to party & let’s Paddle Home!

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