23 Feb COFFS HARBOUR SURF CLUB CONTINUE TO PATROL THE BEACHES THANKS TO THE C.ex GROUP
Park Beach, Coffs Harbour has been alive with people keen to enjoy our beautiful beaches and feel the safety of our volunteer lifesavers who have been on patrols since mid-September.
The CHSLSC is a community organisation run by volunteers who are dedicated to protecting members of the public who surf and swim at the beach. Patrols are conducted on weekends and public holidays during the surfing season from September to April.
In order to continue to provide this community service, the club requires funding to purchase and maintain lifesaving equipment as well as providing training and fitness opportunities for its members, to ensure volunteers are able to perform to the best of their abilities.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the C.ex Group through their ClubGRANTS Program, the club have been able to purchase and maintain much needed lifesaving equipment. Funding from the sponsorship also goes into providing up to date training for all volunteer members.
“Patrons at Park Beach are blessed to be able to enjoy the water while being watched over by our exceptional, volunteer patrol members,” Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club President, Terry Maher said.
“A part of our puzzle is that we need to have life-saving equipment like all-terrain vehicles, inflatable rescue boats, patrol shelter and oxygen equipment. These things aren’t cheap, and they also need to be maintained. Not only that, we invest a lot into our volunteer education and training to upskill our members to ensure our beaches are as safe as they can be.” Maher explained.
“So, we are extremely grateful for our new Platinum sponsor, the C.ex Group who have contributed $20,000 in much needed and very much appreciated funding to the Club.”
The C.ex Group’s Vice President, Mr Jim Hogno was at Park Beach last weekend checking out all the vital equipment now donning the C.ex Group logo in recognititon of their sponsorship.
“The Surf Club is a community group, like the C.ex Group.” Jim said. “The Club is owned by the community. We like to put money back into the community, that is the basis of our existence. To look after our members and our community. They support us. We like to support them.”