Surf club ex­pe­ri­ence can be life-chang­ing

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

FOR Ash­leigh Eades, vol­un­teer­ing as a surf life­saver isn’t just about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity, she says it has made her who she is to­day.

The Her­vey Bay Surf Life Saving Club ad­min­is­ter said her nine years of in­volve­ment with the or­gan­i­sa­tion had been life-chang­ing.

“I wouldn’t be the per­son I am to­day with­out my surf life saving club ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said.

“It’s a great com­mu­nity. “Ev­ery­one is friends with ev­ery­one.

“You re­ally make life-long friends.”

Through­out the sum­mer, vol­un­teers are keep­ing us safe in water­ways across the Fraser Coast. The Her­vey Bay Surf Life Saving Club has much to offer young and old alike.

“There is some­thing for ev­ery­one,” Ms Eades said.

“From kids get­ting in­volved in Nip­pers to some­one who is re­tired and want­ing to get in­volved in the com­mu­nity.”

Ms Eades said there were so many dif­fer­ent jobs within the club too.

Coun­cil­lor Dar­ren Ever­ard, an ac­tive mem­ber of the club, said mem­bers would be at the vol­un­teers’ expo to­day ready to sign up new vol­un­teers.

If you can’t make it to the expo you can con­tact the club on 0487 281 156.

Photo: Alis­tair Bright­man

ON PA­TROL: Taiya Han­cock (left), He­len, Ron and Clay Thomas and Brock McGrath from the Her­vey Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

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