Surf Life Saving Queensland thanks Bundaberg flood volunteers
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the devastating floods in Bundaberg in January will be officially acknowledged for their efforts at a Thankyou Breakfast to be held at Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday.
The volunteers displayed the dedication and community spirit that SLSQ has become known for, and will be officially thanked by the Queensland Minister for Police and Community Safety and Member for Bundaberg, Mr Jack Dempsey MP.
SLSQ’s Chief Operating Officer, George Hill, said that the Thankyou Breakfast will not only provide an opportunity to thank the volunteers, but to share experiences and reflect on the community effort.
“It is so important to pay tribute to the efforts of our volunteers, branches and clubs, who went above and beyond to lend a hand – whether it was through hands-on assistance, provision of equipment, or other types of support – when it was needed most,” Hill said.
“For a number of those who volunteered it was a case of assisting others while their own homes were cut off as well, which makes their contributions that much more significant.”
While the Thankyou Breakfast is about congratulating volunteers on their efforts, it is also an opportunity to celebrate the community spirit of SLSQ.
“The significant contribution of the many volunteers is a testament to the commitment and courage of our volunteer men and women who make up this wonderful organisation,” Hill said.
The event, which will be attended by volunteers from SLSQ’s Wide Bay Capricorn Branch, will also feature demonstrations from Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service (WLSHRS) – Lifesaver 5, which, along with its team of pilot Luke O’More and crew members Thomas Hughes and Brett Dorrington, was instrumental in the evacuation of residents in the flood zones.
SLSQ sincerely thanks those volunteers who contributed their time and effort to assist the Bundaberg community during this devastating time.