Important as saving lives
IF saving lives is an expensive business, then one local woman is tackling the downturn head on.
Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Harvey is Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club’s Summer Surf Girl.
Organising, running and managing the fundraising events for the club, Ms Harvey is making good on a pledge she made as a youngster.
“I made a promise when I was a nipper to do this job, and after I finished my nursing degree I decided it was time.”
Ms Harvey said being the club’s fundraising captain was a full time job.
“It takes up a lot of my time, and it’s quite hard always trying to think of new ways to fundraise and how to get the events up and running,” she said.
Her first event, Ladies Day on January 16, will be an afternoon of shows, stalls and drinks for women in the community.
“We’re having Intiomo Lingerie, make-up, Stevie Daniels PJs, jewellery, pedicures, Tupperware, and more,” she said. “The stallholders are donating a generous portion of their sales on the day to the club.”
Ms Harvey said it was vital the surf club raised money to maintain sufficient resources.
“The club survives off this funding,” she said.
“We have about 165 patrolling members, and our nippers numbers are the biggest ever, around 236.
“Keeping the club afloat is expensive.”
Ms Harvey said the money raised would go towards balancing expenditures and purchasing new rescue and training equipment.