Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club’s Mick Powell and Chris Watson are almost as excited as Marie Staple (back) about the renovation crew coming to the club.
Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club’s Mick Powell and Chris Watson are almost as excited as Marie Staple (back) about the renovation crew coming to the club. John Gass

New crew for Cudgen SLSC

ALL hands will be on deck when Paul “The Chief” Harragon and the Tooheys New Crew drop into the Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club next week to help out with some much-needed renovations.

The club put in its application late last year for the Tooheys New Crew to fix up the club’s essential amenities to allow quicker responses to emergencies.

Cudgen Headland SLSC chairman David Field said the free renovations were essential for the club to operate.

“We really needed the storage area to be better utilised so that we can convert it into workshops for our rescue vehicles,” he said.

“It means we’ll be able to get two vehicles out at the same time if there’s an emergency, because it’s really important for our crews to respond quickly.”

The crew, headed by Mr Harragon and volunteer tradespeople, will also install a new first-aid room and remodel the downstairs rescue area.

Mr Harragon and the crew have also challenged the Cudgen members to a surf race after the work.

“I’m a bit worried actually because I’ve been told The Chief is a member at his local club and he’s a pretty big guy,” Mr Field said.

Residents can lend a hand to the renovations next Saturday, February 26, with celebrations starting in the early afternoon.



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