South Curl Curl swimmers will be kept safer thanks to a $6,750 donation from Sydney Water’s Infrastructure Delivery division to the South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC).
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the donation would be put towards the purchase of a new Inshore Rescue Boat for the Club.
“This is part of Sydney Water’s Giving Through Safety Program, where the organisation raises money for charities chosen by staff as they meet workplace safety targets,” Mr Young said.
“Safety is a priority at Sydney Water and the Giving Through Safety Program provides incentives for staff to adopt safe working practices by linking safety targets to dollar donations.
“Since the program began in 2007, it has helped improve inspection, investigation and audit processes and has also contributed to better management and reporting of safety incidents.
“By meeting safety targets, staff across Sydney Water raised over $204,000 for 24 charities in the last financial year and this has been a fantastic achievement.”
The South Curl Curl SLSC is a volunteer organisation whose objective is to provide the highest possible level of water safety to visitors to South Curl Curl throughout the surf season. The Club also places great emphasis on training club members in life saving skills to ensure this objective is maintained.
The President of South Curl Curl SLSC, Darrin Stoker, said that Sydney Water’s donation was of great importance to the Club.
“Volunteer organisations like South Curl Curl SLSC have increasing financial demands and donations such as the one from Sydney Water are so valuable to us,” Mr Stoker said.
“The donation will assist us in updating our rescue equipment for the upcoming season. We hope to purchase a new Inshore Rescue Boat and Sydney Water’s donation will provide a substantial portion of the funding required for this purchase.”