A note of thanks from Peter

A big ‘thank you’ to Andrew Stonehouse and his team at Betta Canvas
in Queanbeyan; they have sewn some edging to reinforce the sail I had to cut up.
They have made five “new” sails from the original sail which was about 20 metres – over 60 feet long!

Thanks also to Linfox Transport for bringing truckloads of sails across from Perth!

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Visit to Timor Leste [East Timor]

In October, Peter visited East Timor and presented some donated sails and other navigational aids to some local fishermen.
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Peter at the Rotary Club

Peter recently gave a talk on S.O.S. to the Rotary Club of Canberra – Burley Griffin.
A short article can be found on page 2 of the Rotary Club Bulletin for 25th of July 2011. [PDF Download 1.69 MB]


During the talk – Peter showed the plaque which was presented to him by the Samoan Prime Minister in appreciation of his work.

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Sails for delivery

Peter with sails at Delfast Depot in Fyshwick


Pallets of sails – photographed at Delfast’s Depot in Fyshwick, Canberra – last week.

There are seven pallets of sails going to Uniting Church in Melbourne this week for on-going shipment – via containers to pacific countries/islands.

Peter has asked them to advise the final destination(s) when they have the next container load ready.

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Sails being delivered

Peter delivering some of the last batch of sails to the  Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific Limited

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Peter delivering sails to AFAP - Saint Mary's Western Sydney

George Wells MSS (Medical Supplies and Services) Warehouse Manager  AFAP – taking delivery of sails.

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A special follow-up to Zanzibar visit

Whilst visiting Zanzibar, Peter was asked to try to get help for local projects and children’s education.
This picture shows Father Anselmo pumping water from a recently installed bore.

Machui Catholic Mission Zanzibar Tanzania East Africa

Machui Catholic Mission Zanzibar Tanzania East Africa

If you would like to find out more about Father Anselmo’s work, please visit:
this site.  Or Email: padreanselmo@live.com

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A Note of Appreciation

Sails from Western Australia

Sails from Western Australia

Many thanks to Colin Stevenson and South of Perth Yacht Club for their generous donations.
Colin advises that some of the sails were supplied by Paul Eldrid of Quantum Sails (peldrid@quantumsails.com.au). They are sails previously owned by some of his customers. These kind people are:
Larraine Richardson and Maurice Field
Brian DeVries
Jeff Sinton
Tony Mitchell
Rob Baker

A big ‘Thank You’ to Ron Crouch Transport who bought the 6 pallets (of sails) from Sydney to Wagga and Lindsay Fox (Linfox) who bought over the sails from Perth – all for free and thanks also Delfast in Fyshwick for their co-operation.”

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