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In the past month or so, we have had more children through our doors than at any equivalent time in our history. With every COVID safe measure in place we have welcomed camp after camp of children. Which is so important at this time in our history.

We have all had a tough couple of years, none more so than those already facing hardship. The shadow pandemic of a mental health crisis combined with significant economic impact on many families means there are more and more children at risk of disengagement who will benefit enormously from a holiday at Cottage by the Sea.

In anticipation of an ever greater need for programs in the wake of COVID-19, Cottage by the Sea has over 50 camps booked for 2022, providing opportunities for close to 1,700 children. It goes without saying that an increased number of children brings an increased cost and your ongoing support is invaluable to the Cottage in helping keep the doors open to more children.

On 3 March 2022, Cottage by the Sea is holding a Giving Day that will harness the generosity of all Cottage supporters to raise funds for the ever increasing numbers of children in need. On 3 March, each individual donation will be matched by a group of generous matching donors who, on this day, will increase your impact.

You can be a part of this positive change when you donate to Cottage by the Sea on 3 March 2022. Because each donation made on the Giving Day is matched, so each donation can help twice as many children. Children like a group who recently came to camp all the way from East Gippsland.

“At the start of 2021 we were able to have an invitation to come to Cottage by the Sea and it was like a lifeline for us,” explains Michelle Young, Principal Bruthen Primary School. “For our kids, it was a breath of fresh air. It was a chance to be kids again and it was a chance for them to put the bushfires behind them and a chance for them to realise that life goes on and that things do get better and you survive challenges and you overcome adversity. Cottage by the Sea provided our kids with an opportunity to just be kids again at a really important time in their lives and it really did set them up to be very successful.”

Be part of this story of hope. Donate on 3 March 2022 and increase your impact.

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