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Come aboard—we’re flying to Launceston

The annual Pathfinders charity flight is on again, and this year, the Qantas volunteer crew are headed to Tasmania to raise funds for NextSense.
A Qantas plan with flight crew standing on the boarding steps.
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The annual Pathfinders charity flight is on again, and this year, the Qantas volunteer crew are headed to Tasmania. Their aim? To give their passengers an amazing experience and raise $70,000 to support NextSense.

There are still tickets left for the chartered Qantas 747 flight, which will take supporters on a day trip to Launceston, visiting local artisan markets renowned for fresh produce, arts and crafts, and Cataract Gorge, to experience the beautiful local scenery by chairlift or boat.

A gourmet lunch and a selection of wines, personally curated for this event by the Josef Chromy Wines team of chefs and sommeliers is also on the agenda. Raffles and auctions will also distribute some great prizes thanks to the support of some very generous donors.

Pathfinders was established by Qantas staff more than 50 years ago as a volunteer fundraising committee to support the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children as we were formerly known. Since then, it has hosted all manner of events and raised more than $8 million. This money has a direct impact on children and adults with hearing and vision loss and their families. It means we can go further in providing exceptional services that help change lives.

The annual Charity Flight is a highlight of the Pathfinders fundraising calendar. This year, the team will take off on 15 April at 7am, returning at 9pm.

From Uluru to Queenstown and Norfolk Island, Pathfinders has visited some unique locations, but this is its first Charity Flight to Launceston.

ABC personality and long-time Pathfinders supporter Simon Marnie will be master of ceremonies on the day and some incredible NextSense clients will be on board as special guests.

Limited-release tickets to this event are $895 per person. For more information please contact Darren Parmenter Community and Events Manager 0455 067 908 or

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