Cottage by the Sea Winter Warmers Breakfast 2024


This morning, Cottage by the Sea hosted its Winter Warmers Breakfast at GMHBA Stadium. There was a great buzz in the room as guests learned more about Cottage and the Winter Warmers fundraising campaign, along with wellbeing insights from guest speaker Paul Taylor.

Cottage by the Sea Ambassador Ian Cover OAM hosted the event. He took the roving microphone to Cottage by the Sea Patron Rebecca Maddern, Cottage by the Sea Alumni and 2x Olympian Morgan Mitchell, and Cottage by the Sea Ambassador Warren Davies “The Unbreakable Farmer” for some great conversations.

Paul’s background as an exercise physiologist, nutritionist and neuroscientist helped inform his engaging presentation that offered empowering tools on how to navigate life with grace by applying stoic wisdom. “Paul is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard,” shared Rebecca of the presentation.

“If you lean into stoicism and practise some of those virtues, it will help you get through challenges in life,” shared Paul. From cultivating gratitude to focusing on what you can control in life, guests left the breakfast with practical takeaways to enhance their wellbeing. “Remind yourself that life is a precious gift,” Paul said at the end of his presentation.

To learn more about Paul and the topics he discussed at the breakfast, visit

Winter Warmers fundraising campaign – every child deserves warmth

The informative and fun-filled breakfast also launched Cottage by the Sea’s Winter Warmers fundraising campaign, which is taking place from June 17–30. At the breakfast, supporters of last year’s Winter Warmers fundraiser shared tips on how they raised much-needed funds for Cottage by the Sea while having fun in the process.

“As a not-for-profit independent children’s charity that doesn’t receive government funding for its programs, we are reliant on the community’s support of our events and fundraisers like Winter Warmers,” said Adam. “It’s super simple to register for Winter Warmers and every dollar truly does make a difference to the children who come through our doors.”

For more information or to start fundraising for Winter Warmers, visit