Best of Luck Michael and the Mana Crew, please read the email below :-)
G’day All, This weekend I am competing in the Cole Classic, a charity swimming event at Manly beach. There are 8 of us competing as a team called Mana Crew. The word Mana comes from the Polynesian/Hawaiian culture and means to have power and energy usually of supernatural origin (which is what we hope to have on the day as we fight off sharks, blue bottles and a forecast 5’ foot swell).
Fund Raising We are raising funds for a small charity called Peanuts Funny Farm who we think do a great job. Peanuts’ mission is to bring as many disadvantage, neglected and abused children and animals together as possible and provide care and rehabilitation for both. Ozzy (my wife) and I have both made the trip to Peanuts Funny Farm and witnessed firsthand how teaching children animal-assisted activities with kindness/empathy and thoughtfulness enhances the quality of both the child’s life and the animals life.
How to Donate If you would like to donate all you need to do is follow the below steps; 1) Go to www.everydayhero.com.au/events/choose_a_charity/19584?donate=true 2) Search for Peanuts Funny Farm 3) Donate what you can * There has been a small glitch with the Cole Classics web-site and we have been unable to set up a ‘Mana Crew’ page which you can donate to. So donating directly to Peanuts Funny Farm through the everydayhero website is the only way to contribute. Thanks for your support and if you would like to learn more about Peanuts Funny Farm please go to their website at www.peanutsfunnyfarm.org.au/ Cheers, Vinnie Michael ... See MoreSee Less
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Peanuts' mission is to bring as many disadvantage, neglected and abused children and animals together as possible and provide care and rehabilitation for both.
We provide care and rehabilitation for many neglected, abused animals, and nurturing for children from dysfunctional backgrounds.
Many aggressive, incarcerated criminals are reported to have tortured and/or murdered animals as children. This behaviour can stem from children seeing adults vent their anger and frustrations on helpless animals. Some children have had no other choices modeled for them.
We believe that by teaching children to care for animals with kindness and thoughtfulness will help break the cycle of abuse.