THE Mornington Yacht Club recently showed its community spirit, hosting more than 20 displaced Ukrainian youngsters who fled their homeland last year after the Russian invasion of their country.
With the assistance the local Ukrainian community and Plast Ukrainian Scouts Australia, Mornington YC volunteers made sure the participants enjoyed some time on the water and a little bit of fun.
On big boats, small boats and power boats all the kids got out on the water, with most taking the wheel or tiller. Then it was back to the club for a barbecue.
Yacht club spokesman Peter Davey said the participants and their families had fled their homeland with little, and now were trying to start afresh.
To support the families, people can donate via: ukrainecrisisappeal.org/ukraine-crisis-appeal-resettlement-fund