Point Lookout Surf Lifesaving Club members will be hitting the streets again on Saturday, October 19, knocking on doors to raise funds to keep beaches safe and support lifesaving services at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.
The Redlands has more than 250 nipper families involved in the Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club, all hoping to be lifesavers and contributing to keeping beaches safe.
Lifesavers at Point Lookout patrol two beaches - Main Beach and Cylinder Beach - from September to May each year.
They also patrol the waters from Main Beach to Amity Point on jet skis, checking on beachgoers and campers at Frenchmans, Deadmans, Home and Flinders beaches on the way.
Spokesperson Natalie May said that last year they performed a number of rescues that received state and Australian awards, particularly for some of their more skilled or daring rescues.
"SOS Week is pivotal in ensuring that our volunteer surf lifesavers have the necessary equipment, training, and resources to continue safeguarding our state's beaches," she said.
"In addition, it provides a valuable avenue for surf life saving to highlight the services we provide to the community and our urgent need for funding from the community.
"All of the donations collected during the SOS Appeal are used directly at club level to purchase rescue equipment such as IRB (inflatable rescue boats) motors, radios, rescue boards and tubes, as well as first aid and oxygen equipment.
"The donations also provide training equipment for the club's nippers - lifesavers in training from six years to 14 years."
Ms May said volunteers patrolled the beaches on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 8am to 5pm and would extend patrols to 6pm during summer.
The SOS Appeal is a state-wide collection appeal and is supported by Channel Nine, the Good Guys and a host of other businesses and organisations.
If you would like to make a donation to Point Lookout SLSC, you can head to our Everyday Hero Account for this years appeal sosweek19.everydayhero.com/au/point-lookout-surf-life-saving
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