Doctors Adrift for a good cause

Doctors Adrift for a good cause

It seems that we live in a time where recognition requires extremity. Some 4,000 people have climbed Everest (ho hum), over 36,000 people ran the London Marathon last year (yawn), and 536 people have ventured into space.

Ok well that last one’s still a pretty exclusive club yet not nearly exclusive as the one junior doctors, Ted Welman and Jack Faulkner – otherwise known as Doctors Adrift –  hope to join in about three months time.

Welman and Faulkner, both 26-year-old medical doctors working in south London, are hoping to join the honour roll of intrepid adventurers who’ve made the journey across the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat, and all in the name of a good cause. The pair hopes to raise an impressive  £100,000 for Médecins sans Frontières – a global medical charity that provides much needed emergency medical care in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or natural disasters – in completion of the attempt.
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Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

If you haven’t visited the summer playground of Crete, Greece’s largest and southern-most island, you’re missing out.

Once home to the mighty Minoan empire – rulers of the waves, keepers of the mysterious minotaur and perhaps the culture that gave birth to the myth of Atlantis – Crete has morphed into a thoroughly modern tourist mecca with all the charm of Greek island life.

While popular attractions, such as the ancient Minoan city of Knossos, and the stunning pink sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi beach, are must-sees as part of any Cretan adventure, the island also boasts a wealth of beautiful towns, stunning vistas, unique culture and cuisine, and of course miles of pristine Aegean coastline to explore.

The boutique charm of Agios Nikolaos

Situated to the east of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, and strewn along the sparkling bay of Mirabello, Agios Nikolaos is perhaps the poster-child of Crete’s rise as a world-class travel destination.
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India’s rising football star a force to be reckoned with

India’s rising football star a force to be reckoned with

At only 15 years old, Somaaya Mukundan has already had an illustrious football career. Appearing in India’s national Under 14’s national team and more recently as the leading goal scorer for the Under 19s Futsal champions of India, Goa, the young striker has quickly become a must-watch player in the subcontinent’s burgeoning domestic football scene.

As part of their commitment to healthy living and youth development, Karma Group has undertaken to sponsor Somaaya in her quest for glory. Given the opportunity to speak with her between a busy school and practice schedule, we couldn’t help but leap at the chance!

So Somaaya, what got you into playing soccer… sorry, football?

I began playing football with some of the girls in school at the age of 10. I wasn’t so passionate about the game back then, I barely even watched football on television!
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Karma all-in to support Western Australian rugby

Karma all-in to support Western Australian rugby

As part of Karma Resorts ongoing commitment in the community to healthy living, fitness and wellness, the luxury resorts group recently announced their renewed partnership with the Road Safety Western Force & RugbyWA as ‘Official Resort Partner’ for 2017.

According to Karma Founder and Chairman, John Spence, the partnership is the continuance of a special relationship formed with the Force since their foundation in 2005.

“Western Force players, staff and fans have enjoyed a special connection with Karma Resorts throughout the years and we are hugely proud to continue supporting The Force in the 2017 Super Rugby season”, says Spence.

“This year we’re expanding our commitment to WA even more, with a new partnership with RugbyWA Juniors to support the growth and development of the next generation of players.”

Importantly, the partnership with the Force will see Karma Club members receive a wealth of rugby-related benefits throughout the Super Rugby season, including tickets to all home games and access to competitions to win ‘money can’t buy’ experiences and signed merchandise.
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Westpac’s Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter – top 6 tips for a super safe Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

Westpac’s Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter – top 6 tips for a super safe Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

This year, the 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim will see over 2,300 dedicated swimmers pit their endurance and team spirit against the temperamental stretch of water between Perth’s Cottesloe Beach and the ruggedly beautiful shores of Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island.

While swimmers are required to have their own support craft and crews, the event also receives plenty of support from the professionals – the employees and volunteers from Surf Life Saving WA. Far above, the dedicated team of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter will also support the swim.

An integral part of WA’s lifesaving efforts, the helicopter crew responds to many marine related emergencies every year. Exclusive to Karma Resorts, the team has volunteered to share their advice about how you can make your 2017 Rottnest Channel Swim a safe one.

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#1 Always hold a Safety Brief

Make sure you conduct a safety brief with everyone on board your boat.
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