Sarah Bishop | 8th Jul 2015 9:01 AM
SARINA Surf Lifesaving Club would have to host about 50 sausage sizzles to raise the amount needed to refurbish its first-aid room.
The mammoth task would have taken about one and a half years of major fundraising, beach markets and sausage sizzles.
However, the club was given a $17,000 boost from the Sarina Bendigo Bank with a grant for the project.
Surf Lifesaving Club president Kent Street said the funding would benefit members, as well as the Sarina community.
“Lifesaving is a part of (the) Disaster Management Program. The facilities can be used by SES, police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services,” he said.
Jeanne Ronald, who has been a part of the club for 11 years, dedicated much of her time to secure the much-needed funding.
She said she had volunteered more than 100 hours to surf lifesaving simply because she liked to give back to the community.
Sarina Community Bendigo Bank branch manager Roanna Bella said the grant would allow the surf lifesavers club to be proud of its organisation and would keep the more than 8000 community members safe.
“Sarina Beach and the Sarina surf lifesaving group is huge tourist attraction that our local members are proud of, so we felt it was important to make this project come to life,” she said.
“We look around our town now and can see many benefits the Community Bank has achieved for our groups, but we also know this wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for our volunteers and also our customers banking with us.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Sarina for their support.”
Contact the club on:
Phone: 4956 6476
Email: lifes[email protected] club.com.au
Website: www.sarina surfclub.com.au
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