Ellyse Wood, Nick Irby from Pizza Capers, Mitchelle Dowding and Sophie Ellis got into the spirit of Boardies Day on Thursday.
Ellyse Wood, Nick Irby from Pizza Capers, Mitchelle Dowding and Sophie Ellis got into the spirit of Boardies Day on Thursday. Blainey Woodham

Works a beach on boardies day

BEING stuck in the office was anything but a drag for Nortec Employment and Training staff this week, thanks to some beach wear.

Businesses and schools in the Tweed celebrated boardies day yesterday to help raise funds for Surf Life Saving.

But staff at Nortec celebrated a day early by selling to staff slices of pizza donated from Pizza Capers in Tweed Heads South, with all proceeds going to the appeal.

Money raised will help provide lifesavers with equipment and training.

Nortec marketing coordinator Michelle Dowding said everyone at the office enjoys the day.

“The staff have really gotten into it once again. We do it every year and always have a great time,” Ms Dowding said.

“We’ve decorated the office with beach gear including skim boards, long boards and beach towels.

“It’s just nice to get to wear board shorts and thongs to work for once.”

All money raised by Nortec this year will go towards Cabarita Surf Life Saving Club.

“We choose a new group to donate to each year. We’ve previously done Fingal Head, Cudgen and Rainbow Bay.”

Nortec raised $110 by the end of the day.

The Good Guys in Tweed Heads South also donned the boardies yesterday for the sixth year in a row.

Combined with funds raised by other Good Guys stores, they raised enough money for 126 rescue tubes.

Members from Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club will be in the electrical giants store today and tomorrow to collect donations.



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