FUNDRAISER: Celeste Barber, Joel Parkinson throw support behind Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

If you’ve ever wanted to go for a wave with surfing legend Joel Parkinson, now is your chance…

Local surfing school Surfing Services Australia is hosting a Wildlife Fundraiser at Currumbin Alley this Friday, in a bid to raise much needed funds for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

As part of the fundraiser, guests are being given the chance to participate in a surfing lesson, followed by a yoga session.


Much-loved comedian and Tweed Heads local Celeste Barber, who has already raised more than $51 million for NSW firefighters, will also be dropping by on the day, alongside professional surfers Joel Parkinson, Mark Occhilupo and Dean ‘Dingo’ Morrison.

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“All the days proceeds will go to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for their vital work of treating, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife,” organisers of the fundraiser said in a statement.

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, located on the grounds of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, opened 30 years ago and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.

It admits over 12,200 animals a year, including 600 sick and injured Koalas.