Rod McSkimming shows off a framed photo of the Yamba Surf club and a Waratahs jersey being auctioned to raise money for the Yamba Surf Club. P
Rod McSkimming shows off a framed photo of the Yamba Surf club and a Waratahs jersey being auctioned to raise money for the Yamba Surf Club. P Adam Hourigan

Help to send lifesavers to Turkey

FORMER Yamba Surf Club member Kane Douglas has come to the aid of the club to help send 12 of its members to Turkey to compete in two demonstration surf carnivals in August.

Douglas, now a member of the NSW Waratahs Super 14 rugby union team, has donated signed Waratahs jersey to be auctioned at fund-raising trivia night and auction to be held at the Grafton District Services Club tomorrow night.

In addition to the football jumper the club has a thrilling framed photograph of the Yamba Surf Club building engulfed by waves during storms last year.

Finally, the club has secured a day river cruise, donated by Ron Skinner, complete with a seafood hamper and refreshments, courtesy of Coopers Brewery.

Club boat captain Rod McSkimming said the club needs to raise around $5000 to send the team away.

“The trip to Turkey has a sponsor, but we need to raise the money to get the boat and other equipment to Sydney for the trip over there,” Mr McSkimming said.

“Turkey has become interested in surf life saving because of the plans that are developing for 100 surf boats to complete a marathon in Anzac Day as part of the centenary of Anzac in 2015.”

The club is looking for more teams to compete in the trivia night which begins at 7pm. The cost is $10 a person or $80 for a team of eight.

Contact Mr McSkimming on 0427 275 742 or the GDSC to make a booking.



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