Club Captain Chris Page said, ‘We have been left devastated by how thieves could steal a rescue vehicle. To make matters worse our insurers would not cover this vehicle for theft. As a result we now need to raise a substantial amount of money before summer 2013 starts. Without the ability to reach casualties on the beach or launch rescue powercraft quickly I have no doubt that lives at Rest Bay will be at risk. In 2012 lifeguards at Rest Bay performed 93 first aids, found 26 missing children, rescued 6 people and assisted a further 17 from the water. The quad was used in a large percentage of these incidents. We are very greatful to members of the community who have already donated to the appeal but still need your support as we have a substantial amount to raise. If you’re involved with an organisation or company who may be able to help out please get in touch. You can contact us via our facebook or twitter pages or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to donate to the appeal please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Rest Bay.