Rugby league legend Paul Harragon leads the Tooheys New Crew.
Rugby league legend Paul Harragon leads the Tooheys New Crew.

Bottoms up for club volunteers

PAUL Harragon knows the true currency of the beer economy.

Some favours will earn you a stubbie, others are deserving of a whole carton – it’s become an Australian tradition.

That’s why this Saturday he has offered to shout a beer to every volunteer when the Tooheys New Crew finish their refurbishment of the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.

The Crew are touring Australia doing a million beers worth of favours for communities in need of a helping hand.

“Where we end up and what we do is up to the community,” Mr Harragon said.

“We choose the projects that will leave a lasting legacy and benefit the most people.”

The surf club will receive a facelift to the downstairs storage area, installing roller doors, a new floor surface and a flammable liquid storage area.

Mr Harragon said it was unsure just how many beers this particular favour to the surf club was worth.

“That’s the way it is with favours, they usually end up costing more beers than originally expected,” Mr Harragon said.

After the construction work is complete, the crew and volunteers will celebrate with a barbecue and surfboard race, with the crew taking on the Cudgen Headland lifesavers.

“We’ll get the briefs on, we’re really gonna give it to the boys, give them a bit of a nudge,” he said.

Mr Harragon said everyone was welcome to get involved.

“The thing that’s astounded me so far is community support.”

Volunteers do not need to be skilled, just keen to help out and have a bit of fun.

“We choose the projects that will leave a lasting legacy.”



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