QUEENSLAND LIFESAVERS APPEAL RAISES $457,466 FOR SURF CLUBS
HIGHEST TOTAL RAISED SINCE 2012
Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Queensland Lifesavers Appeal raised a total of $457,466 for 57 clubs across Queensland, smashing last year’s total by a huge $82,000.
Surf Life Saving Queensland’s annual fundraising campaign, held between 9-17 October, raises money for vital lifesaving equipment and training for members ahead of the upcoming summer.
The final tally of $457,000 is the highest raised since 2012 and is a 22% increase year-on-year.
The highest performing club was Metropolitan Caloundra, who raised $63,293, followed by Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club with $46,258 raised.
Amongst the donations to the Stradbroke Island based club was Danielle Kelly, who donated $12,123.25 on behalf of the friends and family of missing surf ski paddler Jordan Kelly.
Surf Life Saving Queensland CEO Dave Whimpey thanked every person who donated to the cause this year.
“On behalf of our organisation, 57 clubs, branches and volunteers, we thank everyone who donated to our 2021 Queensland Lifesavers Appeal,” he said.
“With summer just around the corner, these funds are critical to our organisation’s mission of zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to our incredible club volunteers and their fundraising champions for their hard work encouraging donations during this period.
“We would also like to thank our sponsors including the Queensland Government, Star Entertainment Group, Tabcorp, Laerdal, Aria Property, Jumbo Interactive, 3 Crowns Technology, Batch Mewing Lawyers, Westpac, Fore Group, Russell Fitouts and Cabinets and Pronto Software for their support and generosity.”