WHEN Tin Can Bay Coast Guard was invited to participate in Mitre 10's garden bed construction competition against Dan and Dani from The Block, the opportunity to fundraise was snapped up.
How hard could it be to build a garden bed?
Coastguard members Arthur Deacon and Dieter Voss volunteered to build the garden bed while the rest of the team prepared for another big money-raising effort.
Two other local teams, Tin Can Bay P-10 school and Cooloola Mitre's home team, joined the challenge against the renovating reality stars, who gave rival teams a head start - only fair considering Cooloola was their 15th Mitre 10 store they had visited on their Roadshow tour.
The cute couple proved that practice definitely does make perfect as they finished their garden bed well ahead of the other contenders.
But the activity was about fundraising and once completed the garden beds were raffled to four local residents.
Coast Guard raised more than $460, thanks to support from the local community.
Winner of the iPad raffle will be drawn at the end of June. Second prize is a 42-inch AWA flat screen TV.
Coast Guard's next major fundraising activity is the Charity Golf Day at Gympie Pine's Golf Course on Sunday. The day kicks off at 9.30am with a shotgun start in a three-man Ambrose format. A buffet breakfast is available from 8am (bookings essential), a barbecue and drinks cart will be on the course all day, and PGA professional Patrick Jones will be giving free golf lessons.
At the end of the day, a raffle, auction and prize presentation will be held in the clubhouse.
Sunday 9.30am. Cost $25 a person. Phone 5481 2795 or 5481 2435 to book your team and support your local Coast Guard.