Lifesavers deserve donation
AS IF on cue, members of Yamba Surf Life Saving Club jumped into action to perform a rescue at Turners Beach yesterday, proving they are worth every cent of the $8500 in cash and equipment being presented to them at the time by Telstra.
When police arrived at Turners Beach, the swimmer had been safely returned to the beach with the help of Yamba SLSC members and an IRB.
No stranger to surf rescue, former world ironman champion Zane Holmes was in Yamba for the presentation.
He said the surf lifesaving fraternity had been keen to help Yamba SLSC as soon as it heard of the recent storage sheds fire.
Mr Holmes was joined by former Yamba nipper and ironwoman Alyce Bennett, who was also on hand to give the local youngsters some tips for success.
“Stick with it and have confidence in yourself. And don’t get rattled,” she said.
“Have fun and if things go wrong along the way, make sure you learn from that experience.
“There is too much emphasis on winning.”
As well as $5000 cash, Telstra donated $2500 of equipment and $1000 for Yamba SLSC’s registration for the upcoming Australian titles at the Gold Coast.