Buy rescue calendar to support Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s Robin Bodilly, Neil Dawson and Paul Leidich. Picture: Martin Kennealey         www.communitypix.com.au   d447130
Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s Robin Bodilly, Neil Dawson and Paul Leidich. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d447130

IN an effort to increase its exposure to the public, Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has created an almanac for next year.

“We are calling it an almanac because it’s not just a calendar,” fundraising officer Tim Pugh said.

He said the calendars included photos, public and school holidays, full moon dates and useful boating information including voyage plans, markers, fishing and abalone dates and limits, knots and flare information.

The calendars will sell for $12 as part of the group’s stepped-up fundraising campaign.

“A lot more goes on behind the scenes than people think,” Mr Pugh said.

“Whitfords is the only independent sea rescue group in Perth and it is the largest of the sea rescues,” Mr Pugh said.

“To maintain independence, we need funding, which means we need to find about $50,000 a year.

“We are determined to keep our independence so we have the freedom to help the community and while we get some funding from the State Government, we are not supported by it.”

The calendars will be sold at the Joondalup Twilight Markets, held in Central Walk from 5.30pm to 9pm this Friday and next, where the group will have a sausage sizzle, at the Mindarie Marina Christmas Festival on Saturday, or by emailing Roger Howell from www.whitfordssea rescue.org.au.