Christmas gift a boost for club
THERE can be no questioning the Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Supporters’ Club’s generosity.
Supporters’ Club manager Brad Robb said his club had a particularly successful Christmas period which meant $50,000 could to be donated to the Rainbow Beach Surf Club.
That brought the total amount donated to $95,000 this financial year.
“We usually donate $5000 a month to the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, but we did so well over the Christmas holiday period we were able to help out even more,” Mr Robb said.
“Our financial year runs from March to April. So far this financial year we have donated $95,000, but we have a goal of being able to donate $150,000 by April.
“Last year we donated $110,000, so we look like we are definitely going to improve on that this year.”
Mr Robb said a few crucial improvements to the club made a big impact.
“We started work on our new facade in June and that was finished in August,” Mr Robb said.
“In the past people would drive up the street and do a U-turn because they wouldn’t even notice the club was there.
“Now you can’t miss us, the whole place looks much more inviting.
“We also built a better kitchen, which received a workout over Christmas.
“We were serving 240 meals at lunch every day.”
The donations from the supporters’ club are very important for Rainbow Beach.
“If we didn’t donate to the surf club our beaches would probably go unpatrolled,” Mr Robb said.
“If that ever happened the tourism industry here would take a big hit.”