Lifesavers will be out in force across the Gold Coast this week, rattling tins to help raise money for vital rescue equipment.
Surf Life Saving Queensland has kicked off SOS Week, urging members of the public to donate to the organisation to help keep our beaches safe.
SLSQ Lifesaving Operations Coordinator Jason Argent says its one of their biggest fundraising initiatives each year.
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“It ensures our lifesavers have the critical gear and equipment they need to help save lives this summer,” Mr Argent said.
“It costs over $60,000 to patrol a single beach when you factor in the gear and equipment such as rescue boards, first aid kits, oxygen and defibrillators.
“Every dollar donated this week will go straight back into saving lives.”
SOS Week runs from Monday through to Sunday.
Lifesavers will be out at beaches, surf clubs, shopping centres and other public places as well as doing some door knocking to help raise funds.
“We’ll happily take any loose change you have or you can jump online and donate at www.sosweek.com.au ,” Mr Argent said.
“Any donation big or small is greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards saving lives and protecting beachgoers this summer.”