Queensland’s volunteer surf lifesavers have received a timely and much-needed boost ahead of the peak summer months, with Breaka Flavoured Milk donating a set of high-visibility water safety rash-shirts to all 59 Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state.
The generous donation will help clubs provide a safe environment for the training and development of their nippers and junior lifesavers across summer.
There are almost 10,000 nippers across Queensland, and SLSQ chief executive officer John Brennan said the continued support from Breaka would benefit them greatly.
“We joined forces with Breaka late last year in a bid to spread the surf safety message to all corners of the state, and this partnership is a genuine testament to their commitment and passion for surf lifesaving,” Mr Brennan said.
“As a charity organisation, SLSQ relies heavily on the support of our partners to ensure we’re in a position to deliver the highest level of beach safety. With that in mind, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Breaka for this wonderful show of support which stands to benefit all 59 clubs in Queensland.
“Our nippers are the future of surf lifesaving and it’s important that all clubs have the resources and equipment that’s required to build their surf awareness while retaining them within the movement,” he said.
The donation comes on the eve of a major milestone for the nippers movement, with the iconic junior development program set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its launch next year.
Breaka product manager Brett Ballantine said the organisation was pleased to continue its partnership with SLSQ for the benefit of nippers across the state.
“We’re really excited to once again be able to help out surf lifesavers and nippers across Queensland, particularly with the peak summer months just around the corner,” he said.
“Through our ongoing community partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland, Breaka is proud to be providing much needed equipment and resources to each of the 59 surf life saving clubs across the state,” he said.