Local lifesavers will be shielded from the harsh Australian sun this summer with all clubs on the Sunshine Coast receiving shade marquees thanks to a corporate donation from Foxtel valued at $20,000.
The generous donation will assist surf life saving clubs from Rainbow Beach to Redcliffe Peninsula to deliver their services in a safer way under shade.
SLSQ chief executive officer John Brennan said the support from Foxtel was a significant contribution, and one that each Sunshine Coast club would benefit from this summer.
“Our surf life saving clubs provide a vital service for the local community, with volunteer surf lifesavers giving up countless hours of their own time to watch over swimmers and ensure that residents and tourists alike can enjoy our beautiful beaches safely,” Mr Brennan said.
“But their vital service goes beyond that, with those involved in educational initiatives, community events and surf sports activities all set to make good use out of these marquees.
“SLSQ relies heavily on the generosity of people and organisations such as Foxtel, and on behalf of Surf Life Saving Queensland and its volunteer members, I thank them for this wonderful show of support.”
Foxtel has also donated a rescue board to Kirra SLSC on the Gold Coast.
Head of business sales Raelene Smethurst said Foxtel for Business was delighted to support community causes such as Surf Life Saving Queensland.
“We recognise the important role surf life saving clubs play in protecting the lives of those who enjoy Queensland’s beautiful beaches, and are proud to be able to provide something in return that will enable them to deliver their services in a safer way.”
Surf life saving clubs set to receive a shade marquee include Rainbow Beach, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach, Marcoola, Mudjimba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, Kawana Waters, Dicky Beach, Metropolitan Caloundra, Bribie Island and Redcliffe Peninsula.