Fingal surf club welcomes grant
FINGAL Rovers Surf Life Saving Club has had some welcome respite amid a tough fundraising journey.
The club, which has some members travel from as far as Brisbane for patrols during the summer, has long been working on renovations which will see bathrooms and facilities to allow members to stay comfortably overnight during patrol times.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot announced $20,000 towards the project through the Stronger Communities Program.
Leanne Moore is a Fingal Head local and director of Surf Life Saving’s Far North Coast administration.
Ms Moore welcomed the funding, which she said would help the club to reach its goal. “That will get us well on the way to having the bathroom and showers,” she said. “We need everything from the tiles...to the towels.”
The club has so far raised $50,087 for the project, but is still seeking support, largely in the form of labour and materials.
Mrs Elliot said it was particularly crucial to support groups like Fingal Rovers SLSC.
“They do such a remarkable job,” she said.
“To acknowledge them and thank them is really important.”