Five-year-old Patrick wanted to experience Auckland without it involving a visit to Starship hospital. Patrick, who has Rhabdomyosarcoma, is a big fan of Jake the Never Land Pirate so the Auckland Maritime Museum jumped on board and helped us bring together a big pirate adventure.
Captain Flintlock led the treasure hunt aboard the Ted Ashby, alongside the Bayleys and Make-A-Wish crew. The ship full of pirates sailed the Auckland harbour in search of treasure and Patrick had multiple sword fights fending off scallywags! The treasure was found and shared amongst the sailors, although we think Patrick took the best treasure for himself! The day ended with a grinning Patrick, who made his captives walk the plank whilst his crew cheered him on! Ahoy Patrick!