Schools and businesses urged to back volunteer surf lifesavers by holding Boardies Day


Members of Alkimos and Quinns Mindarie surf lifesaving clubs with Mayor Tracey Roberts.
Members of Alkimos and Quinns Mindarie surf lifesaving clubs with Mayor Tracey Roberts.

SURF Life Saving WA’s Boardies Day calls on workplaces, schools and the wider community to roll up their fundraising sleeves.

The initiative, which will launch on November 30, encourages people to don a pair of boardies, beach attire, or red and yellow themed outfit for a donation to support volunteer surf lifesavers.

Three of WA’s 31 Surf Life Saving Clubs fall within the City of Wanneroo’s boundaries – Quinns Mindarie, Alkimos and Yanchep – and Mayor Tracey Roberts is calling on residents to support volunteer surf lifesavers.

“Our City’s volunteer surf lifesavers spent more than 4000 hours patrolling our beaches last season and together, conducted almost 500 rescues, first aid treatments and preventative actions to ensure the safety of residents and visitors,” she said.

“As our City continues to grow, the demand on these clubs, their volunteers and the important services they provide for our community continues to grow.

“This December, I encourage all residents to wear their boardies or beach attire and dig deep to support our surf clubs and the crucial role they play in keeping our coastline and beachgoers safe.”

Help raise vital funds to support local surf lifesaving clubs by simply choosing a day in December to fundraise and registering a school or workplace for Boardies Day 2018.

To register or donate, visit www.beachsafeappeal.com.au.