The temporary closure of Sandridge L.S.C. in 2003 demonstrated just how fragile these organisations can be despite the concerted effort of a dedicated few.
Life Saving Clubs, just like the beach itself, are an integral part of Australian life, yet many are endangered because of rising costs and increasingly hectic working lives. Such clubs can provide a focus for the community, a release from the pace of modern living and a safe and enjoyable environment for local people to meet and enjoy the beauty of Australia’s coast and waters.
Yet in order for them to do so, they need more than the desire of a committed few, they need to be embraced by their community. And this is not just about money (though every little bit helps), it’s about time. For Sandridge to flourish it needs people. People to help run the day to day business of the club, people to gain their lifesaving qualifications, people to patrol the beach, even people to run the sausage sizzles. People just like you.
So if you are interested in donating your time to the club, why not drop us an email us at: [email protected]
And if you’d just like to donate some money, well, you can email us for details on how to do that too!