Boost for lifesavers

WHEN the Coles regional manager recently suggested that each Coles store have a mufti day to raise money for a local charity, the staff at Coles Alstonville snapped up the chance.

They decided to allow staff to pay a gold coin to wear anything Aussie and asked the community to support the cause as well - and it benefited a true Aussie organisation, the Lennox Head-Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club.

Store manager Derrick Hall said the staff decided to support the lifesavers 'because they do a great job of saving lives on the beach, and we are a community that loves the beach.'.

In four days, the store raised $1174.05 which was recently presented to the surf club.

Lifesavers Maria Kirsten and Ray Leaver were pleased to accept the donation.

“It is great to see the support in the community for surf life saving,” Maria said.

“We really value our connection to the Alstonville community, and we want them to feel that they have a surf club they can call their own.”


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