Surf club seeking buckets of cash



YAMBA lifesavers will pick up buckets on Sunday to raise money for their club.

The Yamba Surf Life Saving Club hopes the lifesavers and volunteers will return from the annual doorknock loaded up with cash.

Club president Ray Burridge yesterday appealed for support in the sweep of Yamba.

"Money raised will help in the purchase and replacement of first-aid gear and rescue equipment," Mr Burridge said.

"It takes plenty of finance to run a surf club, particularly with the increasing patronage to our area each year.

"The local residents and visitors have always been great supporters of the Yamba club, the oldest country surf club in Australia, having been founded in 1908.

"Our doorknock appeal last year raised $8000 and that helped considerably in our continuing quest to keep our beaches safe.

"Anybody who is not at home when our lifesavers call on Sunday and would like to contribute can leave a donation at the clubhouse with the lifeguard Andrew Tarrant."

Mr Burridge said receipts would be issued and may be tax deductable.

He urged those helping out to meet at the surf clubhouse at 1pm on Sunday for the issue of receipt books and for final instructions on streets or areas to be covered.



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