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Funding for Port Fairy Life savers

THE Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded $5,000 of funding to help keep the towns beaches safe this summer.

The funding comes from the state government and is timely as it comes during Water Safety Week.

The $5,000 grant money will be used by the club to assist with the costs of maintenance and general administration.

In announcing the funding Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine has encouraged people to play it safe by the water at Port Fairy this summer.

Dr Napthine said Victoria’s life saving clubs supported active and healthy aquatic recreation, by providing rescues and first aid in emergency situations, as well as education about how to swim and enjoy the water safely.

"We could not keep Victorians safe by the water without them and the $5000 grant is recognition of the important role that Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club plays in protecting others.

“The funding is designed to reduce the burden on volunteers of the day to day running of the club."

The Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club has a big weekend ahead as it will host the Victorian arm of the Australian Navy Surf Rowers League this Saturday at the East Beach.

 

 

ANTHONY BRADY 2012, ARTICLE: Funding for Port Fairy Life savers, 06 Dec, 2012 12:30 AM. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at www.moynegazette.au/ [Accessed 06 December 2012]