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Qantas teams up with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children to raise much needed funds for children

October 21, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Once again, Qantas is teaming up with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children to raise much needed funds by holding the annual Qantas Pathfinders Charity Flight on Saturday, 12 November 2016.


This year, the flight will be heading to Tasmania for an absolutely unforgettable day visiting some of Hobart’s best delights and indulging in delicious food and drink.

The day starts with a champagne breakfast aboard the 737-800 aircraft kindly donated by Qantas.

“Passengers will be in for an incredible treat as they visit Salamanca Place, the heart of Hobart’s historic waterfront, with its vibrant markets filled with artisan arts and crafts, live music and local produce,” said RIDBC Committees and Events Manager, Kaye Bailey. “Guests will also enjoy a ferry ride down the Derwent River and be treated to a stunning three course lunch at Tasmania’s iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).”

Joining passengers on this special return flight from Sydney to historic Hobart will be Tasmanian Brand Ambassador and well known media celebrity, Ray Martin and distinguished ABC radio presenter, Simon Marnie.

The all-inclusive price is an incredible $895 per passenger, which includes return flights from Sydney to Hobart and all meals and transfers. More information can be found at

Qantas Captain Andrew Simpson, leading his ninth Charity Flight says, “I can’t wait to again take part in this exciting and unique fundraiser to help the children and adults supported by RIDBC. It truly is a wonderful day out which couldn’t happen without the generosity of the pilots and cabin crew who donate their time, as well as our sponsors – Qantas, Shell Aviation, Q Catering, Sydney Airport, AirServices Australia and MONA.”


Since taking to the skies in 2002, this unique annual event has raised more than $1.18 million in support of RIDBC and is only made possible because of the remarkable efforts of Qantas Pathfinders, as well as their numerous supporters and sponsors.

All proceeds go to RIDBC which assists over 6500 children and adults with vision or hearing loss, and their families, across Australia.

RIDBC is a charity and Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and cochlear implant services for people with vision or hearing loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


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