Cottage’s compassionate cause

March 1, 2024 BY

Cottage staff Will Semple, Sean Dunne and Tori Bilney and strategic partnerships manager Bill Kerr with children on the Take a Break program. Photos: CHARLIE YOUNG

QUEENSCLIFF children’s charity Cottage by the Sea hope to harness the full generosity of the community on Tuesday, March 5 for its annual Giving Day.

All funds raised will help the cottage to support and enhance the lives of some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged children and families and offer them fun, laughter and hope within a holiday environment.

Locals can support the cause predominantly through team fundraising with their family, friends and colleagues.

Fundraising is now open and will stay open until Tuesday next week.

Sean Dunne and Tori Bilney with children from the Take a Break program.


Cottage by the Sea chief executive officer Adam Wake said without government funding, Cottage needs the generosity of the community to maintain its high-quality programs.

“Last year, we had so much success from Giving Day thanks to our supporters.

“Hundreds more children have benefitted from Cottage by exploring new places, having fun at the beach and making new friends.

“We had a whopping 1,600 children attend a program in 2023.

“This year, we want to increase our impact and support even more kids, and we need donations to make it happen.”

All donations will be doubled on Tuesday by matching donors Bull and Bears Golf Group, Shine on Foundation among others.

For more information about Giving Day, head to give.cottagebythesea.com.au