Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club ‘devastated’ by Anzac Day vandalism


Left: One of the damaged club vehicles. Right: The damaged surf club fridge.
Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club ‘devastated’ by Anzac Day vandalism
Left: One of the damaged club vehicles. Right: The damaged surf club fridge.

Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club vice president Sharon Taylor said someone broke into the Brazier Road club between 4pm on April 25 and 9am the next day.

“The club was broken in to on Anzac Day evening, a day of respect and acknowledgment,” she said.

“Instead some scum have destroyed our vehicles which we use to access the beach to provide lifesaving services.

“The damage to our vehicles has rendered them non-operational, including the lifeguard vehicle which is stored in our club.

“These are the only vehicles we have to transport equipment to the beach.

“We can no longer conduct vital training in the off season as we cannot get our inflatable rescue boat to the beach.

“The club has recently purchased a fridge from a community sponsorship and that has been destroyed.

“As a volunteer lifesaving service, all our equipment is purchased through community support and the tireless work of our members.

“Everyone is devastated; we are just disappointed and absolutely gutted that members of the community lack respect for others.”