Fundraising activities aplenty for Alma

Fundraising activities aplenty for Alma
Sean Car

Docklands’ signature tall ship the Alma Doepel is hosting a number of fundraising activities in this month to raise much-needed funds for its ongoing restoration.

Based at the North Wharf boat sheds, the restoration team will open to the public for two days only on Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6 as part of the Seniors Festival.

From 10am to 2pm, guests can take a tour behind the scenes of the ship’s restoration and learn more about its 119-year-old history, as well as its future.

Tickets are available for seniors and students for just $10, adults for $15 and free for people aged under 14.

On Friday, October 7, the Alma Doepel team will stage its annual flagship fundraiser in Docklands with a gala luncheon attended by Lord Mayor Sally Capp and hosted by Channel Nine’s Peter Hitchener.

Alma invites the community to join it for lunch as the Lord Mayor helps launch the next chapter of its journey – the “operational stage” of the project in partnership with the Waypoint Foundation.


When the restoration of the Alma is complete, the ship will offer a range of vital youth development programs, which the Waypoint Foundation – an organisation focused on delivering life-changing initiatives for young people through building leadership, resilience, empathy, self-esteem, tolerance and understanding – will help deliver.


This is the Alma Doepel’s major fundraising event for the year. Funds raised at this event represent a considerable contribution towards the ship’s long-awaited restoration.

The luncheon will take place from 12pm to 2pm at The Promenade Docklands, 78 NewQuay Promenade, overlooking the Alma Doepel. Tickets are available for $250 each, or tables of 10 can be booked for $2500. $150 from each ticket is a tax-deductible donation.  •

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