Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

They're Here for Life; Lifesavers Are Doorknocking for Support

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

They're Here for Life; Lifesavers Are Doorknocking for Support

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER

KNOCK, knock.

Who's there?

The red-and-yellow army will move from the beaches to the suburbs from this weekend for the annual doorknock fundraising drive to keep the vital Surf Life Saving Queensland service ticking.

The Surf Safe Appeal starts on Monday and the community is being urged to dig deep and donate to the volunteer-run service that keeps our beaches safe every weekend and holidays.

Dicky Beach Summer Surf Girl Caitlin Knight said the appeal would ensure lifesavers had the funds to purchase necessary equipment, training and resources to continue to safeguard the state's beaches.

"Maintaining our equipment is an ongoing expense every year," Miss Knight said.

"People sometimes forget that the surf lifesavers are here voluntarily and that we rely on donations."

Dicky Beach, one of the smaller surf clubs on the Coast, has a young, yet strong team ready for the rush of towels on the sand during the summer break.

About 250 patrol members dedicate their time each weekend to watching over the beach. …

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