Gympie SES commander Terry Clarke. The SES stands to be benefit from a beach volleyball fundraiser at the Jockey Club Hotel.
Gympie SES commander Terry Clarke. The SES stands to be benefit from a beach volleyball fundraiser at the Jockey Club Hotel. Craig Warhurst

Beach volleyball gets new date

JOCKEY Club Hotel's plans for an Australia Day beach volleyball competition did not come to fruition due to flooding but a replacement date has now been set.

Venue manager of the Jockey Club Hotel, Murray Bradley, said the day was to be an important opportunity to raise funds for the Gympie SES.

"We didn't get to raise the funds we really wanted to for our local SES, which was the basis of the day," Bradley said.

"But, we have decided to give it another go (and) we will now be having an Australia Day take two on Sunday, February 24."

The day starts from 10am and Sunshine Coast Beach Volleyball has kindly donated its time and equipment to make the day a possibility. All registration fees paid by teams on the day go straight to the Gympie SES.

Bradley said he hoped to raise in excess of $15,000 for the SES.

In addition to the volleyball, there will be a free waterslide and jumping castle for the kids and live music in the car park as well as a pig on the spit. A raffle run will be held by the SES to help drive the fundraising effort.

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