Chimu Adventures has announced that its March 2021 Antarctica expedition cruise carrying Paul Kelly as a special guest will be raising funds for Groundswell and WWF.
This announcement coincides with the release of Kelly’s latest single, “Sleep, Australia, Sleep”, which has been cited as a compelling response to Australia’s inaction on environmental destruction and climate change.
Kelly has said that the song is both a “lament in the form of a lullaby” and “a critique of the widespread attitude among humans that we are the most important life form on the planet”.
The iconic Australian singer-songwriter and environmentalist will be travelling with Chimu on its ‘Songs in the South with Paul Kelly’ voyage departing on 11 March 2021.
Sailing aboard the Ocean Endeavour, this extensive 21-day voyage will transport Kelly and less than 200 other passengers to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Kelly will perform three times during the expedition against a backdrop of some of the world’s most ethereal scenery.
As with all Chimu Exclusive Cruises, this voyage will be donating a percentage of the berth sales to a chosen cause.
In light of Kelly’s environmental stance and his latest musical release, Songs in the South with Paul Kelly will be raising funds for Groundswell and WWF.
Following this season’s devastating bushfires in Australia, WWF relies on donations to be able to provide emergency funds to care for injured koalas and help restore homes for kolas and other wildlife by planting the first 10,000 trees urgently needed in koala habitats.
Groundswell’s mission is to educate and empower people to take meaningful climate action in their own lives and pools money to fund strategic, high-impact climate action and advocacy in Australia.
Chimu co-founder Chad Carey said: “Paul Kelly shares many of Chimu’s views about the environment and climate change, and his latest single shines an important light on these issues.
“Being able to support WWF and The Groundswell Project via this expedition is something we are delighted to be able to do.”
This small-ship expedition is expected to fill up quickly, so early booking is strongly advised.
Featured image supplied by Chimu Adventures.