GIVE TO CLUB’S APPEAL
Christmas appeal to help families
THE Surf Club Mooloolaba has extended its helping hand from the beach to the wider community with the launch of its Christmas Giving Appeal.
The club recently unveiled a three-metre Christmas tree, which will serve as a collection point for food and toy donations which will go to those in need in the community.
Through a partnership with the Maroochydore Salvation Army, families across the Coast will receive food and gift hampers with goods donated via the club’s appeal.
General manager Bryan Jones said after a successful first appeal last year, the club hoped this year would see even more donations.
“The members they like to get behind it, they like to do their part, they put nice notes on the gifts and by having nearly 27,000 members this year I believe we will be overflowing with gifts,” he said.
“We should never lose sight of the fact that we are a licensed community club and while we provide financial assistance to the surf life savers firstly, it doesn’t just stop with them.”
All donations made at the club will be passed onto the Maroochydore Salvation Army, who will distribute it to families who are doing it tough.
Salvation Army major Sue Cox said each year thousands of people across the Coast benefited from donations.
“Our aim is to help those who need the help and that doesn’t just mean poor people,” she said.
“Sometime people are just struggling to cover the everyday stuff like bills and mortgage or rent.”
Major Cox said the Savlos saw itself as the middle man and it was the community that made Christmas enjoyable for the families receiving the gift and food hampers.
Donations will be accepted at The Surf Club Mooloolaba from now right up until December 16.
All donated toys must be new and unwrapped.
Food items should be non-perishable.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Bryan Jones with lifesavers Ian Warburton and Kevin Lynchat the Surf Club Mooloolaba Christmas Appeal Launch.