Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach 2024 – supporting Fragile X

December 22nd, 2023

The Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach stands as one of Australia’s premier open water paddling events, celebrated globally for its breathtaking spectacle.  It’s an 11 km paddle across Sydney Harbour, sponsored by Shaw and Partners Financial Services and  organised every year by Dean Gardiner and the team from Oceanpaddler.   Fragile X Association of Australia is thrilled to be charity partner for this event every year, raising funds for our important Family Support Counselling service.

On race day, close to 400 participants gather at Blues Point Reserve, capturing the beauty of a sunrise over Sydney Harbour. Beginning at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, paddlers navigate past landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Bradley’s Head, Clifton Gardens, North Harbour Reserve, and both South and North Head covering 11km.  The journey culminates at the scenic Manly Wharf, offering a stunning backdrop for the event’s finish.

Beyond its exhilarating nature, the Bridge to Beach event is dedicated to supporting and raising funds for the Fragile X Association of Australia, adding a meaningful purpose to this thrilling paddling experience!

Take a look at the race in 2023!


End of Financial Year donation will make a difference

Your generous donation will help FXAA ensure people living with Fragile X are connected, included, understood and empowered. Specifically, your donation (no matter how big or small) will help us maintain and deliver support and connections to the Fragile X community: 1. Counselling support 2. FXAA Helpline - available 5 days per week 3. Webinar program 4. Peer connection and referrals 5. Advocacy work – for example, our Fragile X Care | Adults & Ageing study that we’re undertaking collaboratively with the Centre for Disability Studies is the first Australian study on the support needs, health & wellbeing of adults with Fragile X Syndrome as they age. All support is sincerely appreciated and helps us make a difference.

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