$380,000 lifeline to surf clubs
New Zealanders proved just how much they value the essential service surf lifeguards provide when they donated generously to Surf Life Saving’s national appeal day, raising $380,000.
More than 1500 jandal- soled surf lifeguards, including local surf life savers Oliver Wright and Luke Smith hit the streets with collection buckets on National Jandal Day. Schools and businesses nationwide supported the appeal, raising money by holding events, competitions, coin trails, mufti-days and sausage sizzles.
The money raised goes to Surf Life Saving clubs throughout New Zealand allowing them to train more lifeguards, increase patrols and buy equipment essential to helping save lives and preventing injuries.