Trust support of Surf Lifesaving Continues

Jul 23, 2013 by

Moss Vale Public School Surf Education webSouth Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving (NSW) Inc has delivered an extensive Surf Awareness and Beach Safety School Education Program over the past 12 months with the support of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust. Branch President Stephan Jones said a total of 5,742 students from 23 schools throughout the region had taken part in the program this year.

“Surf Education booklets were printed and supplied to each student attending, including a ten tip safety brochure. The project achieved a high level of delivery of surf awareness and beach safety to primary school students, and the wider community benefits with young people taking home the surf safety message,” Mr Jones said.

School Education Team Leader Sean Hendry said the number of students receiving the safety message in 2012/13 was a new record, and an increase of around 2000 students on the previous highest year.

Mr Hendry, who has been running the program for the past seven years, was assisted by Ashley Whittaker from Shoalhaven Heads and Sue Whiteford from Mollymook. As well as providing the program to students in coastal schools, the team also heads inland to reach students at primary schools in Goulburn, Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale. Students from Moss Vale Public School are pictured left during the visit from the education team.

The South Coast Branch of Surf Lifesaving’s nine clubs boast an active patrol membership of 967 surf life savers.

“Trust funds also provided rescue, first aid, resuscitation, defibrillation and training equipment to the nine clubs in the South Coast Branch,” Mr Jones explained.  “The community and visitors to the coastal patrolled and unpatrolled beaches benefitted by having well equipped and trained surf life savers.”

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is proud to be a major supporter of South Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving (NSW) Inc and the great work they do in protecting our community.