RAY White Surfers Paradise (RWSP) Group has handed over more than $50,000 as part of its annual fundraiser for the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club.
RWSP bosses Greg and Andrew Bell handed over a cheque yesterday (16th May) for $54,300 to ironman great Trevor Hendy, who is the club’s president.
The money which was raised at RWSP’s annual Business Meets Sport Lunch earlier this year will assist the iconic club to patrol one of the country’s busiest beaches.
Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO, Andrew Bell said while local Surf Clubs do receive some funding from the Government and Councils they rely heavily on donations.
“We’re delighted to support the Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club in any way we can and we hope our contribution plays a major role in assisting the operation to continue to save lives,” said Mr Bell.
“Each year there are more rescues on the Surfers Paradise beach than any other beach in Australia”
“Each year Surfers Paradise beach is visited by more than 150,000 tourists and locals and it’s with the dedication of volunteers, life savers and club members that they are kept safe.
“The Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club and its volunteers do an incredible job and we look forward to providing our ongoing support.”
RSWP has been an annual contributor to its local club for more than 10 years and has now committed more than $800,000 as part of its annual fundraising initiatives for the club.
RWSP director Greg Bell said the money raised to date would not be possible without the support of the local businesses who generously donate and attend the lunch each year.
“We’re grateful for the ongoing support we’ve had from our business community and can’t thank everyone who has donated over the years enough,” Mr Bell said.
“Raising $800,000 over 10 years is proof that every dollar counts and we look forward to building on this in the future.”
RWSP Group is recognised as one of the Gold Coast’s major philanthropic organisations, having raised more than $3 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Queensland which it has supported for more than 20 years.