Digging Deep for a Stranger, Tugboat Workers Show Generosity

Published: 28 Jul 2014

MUA members are a generous bunch and this charitable spirit was exhibited in true MUA-style last week when delegates attending the 2014 Tugboat Conference pieced together more than $1000 to help a three-year-old boy.

A selection of the MUA members at the Cooee Hotel handing over the donation.

After a busy first day at the four-day-long conference, the group consisting of towage members and MUA staff and officials headed to the local Cooee Hotel at St Georges Basin for a session.

At the pub the members were made aware of a tragic story of a young local lad, Jake, who had been horrifically injured in a car crash earlier in the year.

Jake’s family are struggling to keep things together in the wake of the accident and were raising money to help get them through the hardship.

At the next day of the conference young Jake’s plight was discussed and it was decided the group would raise money to present to a family friend of Jake at the Cooee Hotel that night.

Jake’s mum, who has had to quit her job to be at her son’s bedside, was extremely grateful that 30 strangers could be so generous.

To find out more about Jake and his family or to learn how to donate, go to the fundraising Facebook page here.



Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney