SUMMER SURF GIRL entrant Rachael Duke is hard at work raising funds for Pacific Surf Life Saving Club during the competition
SUMMER SURF GIRL entrant Rachael Duke is hard at work raising funds for Pacific Surf Life Saving Club during the competition

Surf girl Rachael is Pacific?s pioneer



ELANORA'S Rachael Duke is boldly going where no surf girl has gone for more than 10 years.

The 20-year-old entered herself in the Conrad Jupiters Summer Surf Girl competition to represent Pacific Surf Life Saving Club at Palm Beach, the first time the club has had an entrant for the competition since the early 1990s.

The competition is all about raising the profile of Surf Life Saving in the community and supporting the clubs by raising funds as well as acting as an ambassador for surf life saving in the community. And with the beach being such a big part of life on the Gold Coast, Rachael is expecting some stiff competition.

A full-time legal secretary in Bundall, Rachael has been hard at work since early October planning and executing her fundraising and community awareness strategy which has already guaranteed her a place at the final judging, edging her way past the $5000 mark after a trivia night she organised last month.

"That was my first goal, to get past $5000, so anything I get now is just a bonus," Rachael said.

A member of the Pacific Surf Life Saving Club since nippers, Rachael now helps in the administration department of the club and trains new members on Sunday mornings. "We're just a tiny club so we're just trying to get out into the community and create awareness and raise some funds," Rachael said.

Rachael said she would welcome the support of local businesses throughout her campaign because the club could really use donations of goods or services.

For sponsorship details or for more information please email Rachael at colduke@hotmail.com



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