Boardies Day to swell coffers

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Cooper, 16, and Keith Warrick from the Smiths Beach SLSC and DYCCI executive committee member Tanya French.
Camera IconCooper, 16, and Keith Warrick from the Smiths Beach SLSC and DYCCI executive committee member Tanya French. Credit: Therese Colman

Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club and the Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce want locals to ditch school and work uniforms next Friday and opt for board shorts instead.

Boardies Day will be held Statewide on December 7 to raise money for Surf Life Saving WA.

Smiths Beach SLSC president Keith Warrick said a number of businesses and schools had already registered, and encouraged more to get involved.

“It’s a fantastic initiative that generates funds which go directly back to nominated clubs,” he said.

“The money goes towards buying new equipment to help keep ourselves in the best condition for patrol season.”

DYCCI executive committee member Tanya French said it was a fundraiser that was fun but also important for the community.

“We live in a region that’s surrounded by water so this is an important cause for all of us locals,” she said.

“We’re encouraging all businesses to get on board, as you never know when you’ll need the work of a surf lifesaver.”

For more information or to get involved, email president@sbslsc.com.au or visit beachsafeappeal.com.au/boardies-day.

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