Prince Edward Island-based Stewart Journey Group is thanking its visitors for serving to contribute to a profitable 12 months of fundraising.
Just lately, the journey company sailed the Danube River in Europe and returned with a cheque for $35,800 for Stars for Life, Basis for Autism, a Charlottetown-based non-profit group.
Including to that quantity is a cheque for $15,500 that Travis and Paula Stewart, co-owners of Stewart Journey Group, offered to Stars For Life earlier this 12 months.
“It’s all due to the visitors of two full-charter river cruises in Europe which Stewart Journey Group hosted this 12 months,” the corporate wrote in a launch.
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Travis and Paula Stewart first hosted an unique constitution river cruise in France in late April.
Crusing on Avalon Waterways’ Tapestry II, the cruise featured particular musical visitors; award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, fiddler Anne Lindsay, and Cuddy’s sons, Sam Polley and Devin Cuddy.
As a part of the particular programming, lots of the 121 visitors on the cruise bought tickets for an opportunity to take a seat down at an intimate dinner with the artists.
“I knew it was going to be successful on the primary day, people have been simply lining as much as purchase the tickets,” Travis recalled of the fundraiser in April. “We rapidly hit our preliminary purpose of $5000, and we simply stored going from there.”
The ultimate quantity raised in April was $15,500.
Then, in October, the quartet have been as soon as once more particular musical visitors onboard the Avalon View, this time cruising down the Danube River from Germany to Hungary. This constitution cruise was bigger, with 157 passengers on board.
“We had hoped to have slightly pleasant competitors with our passengers on the Danube to see if they will surpass our Seine River fundraising,” Travis stated. “It blew us away how rapidly people stepped as much as help Stars. Earlier than we knew it, the quantity was double what we raised within the spring.”
“Is that comma within the flawed place?” Carolyn Bateman, president and co-founder of Stars for Life, jokingly stated when the Stewarts offered her with the latest cheque of $35,800, bringing the entire raised by Stewart Journey Group and their visitors to $51,300.
Bateman was fast to notice the place the donations may very well be used.
“Now we have two new small-option properties we’re hoping to stand up and working within the subsequent few years. They may should be furnished and this will pay for that,” she stated.
These properties will enable adults with autism their independence, coupled with help from Stars For Life employees.
“We all know as a neighborhood enterprise that non-profit organizations took a success financially because the begin of the pandemic and Stars for Life is certainly one of our main organizations that we love to present again to yearly,” Travis stated.
He is aware of firsthand the assistance they lend to P.E.I. households who’ve grownup kids with autism. Travis’ son Kobe Stewart has been collaborating with Stars for Life’s applications since his highschool commencement.
“When Kobe goes to Stars…he’s smiling from ear to ear,” Travis stated. “For me that makes me have a beautiful day, to see your son be excited to go someplace the place he’s actually beloved with a lot of issues for him to do.”
Since opening for enterprise in 2014, Stewart Journey Group has been dedicated to supporting the Island group and organizations like Stars for Life, Hospice P.E.I.,
United Manner of P.E.I, and extra.
The P.E.I.-based journey company has gained a fame for high quality journey experiences over their eight years in operation. They’ve grown from one advisor to fifteen and have gained quite a few awards, together with many High Company and Advisor awards in Canada with The Journey Agent Subsequent Door from 2016 to 2021.
Be taught extra about Stewart Journey Group and their upcoming excursions for 2023 right here.