Member for Barker Tony Pasin has visited the Beachport Surf Lifesaving Club to talk about plans for an extended Clubhouse made possible with a volunteer grant of $5,000 from the Federal Government awarded in May this year.


The Club received the grant to purchase a third shipping container to complete stage 1 of the clubhouse. This third container will connect to existing containers and act as a first aid room, meeting room, and general purpose room for volunteers.


“Volunteers freely give their time and skills to support others and will play a key role in communities over the next few months as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding recognises the sacrifices they make to help deliver vital services to those who need it most.”


“While the work of our volunteers may be unpaid it is certainly not unrecognised. From fighting bushfires, delivering food to vulnerable Australians in isolation and helping out with the weekend sport, or in this case – keeping our beaches safe – they are all local champions.”


Nationally, volunteering has an estimated annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion.


“This grant of $5,000 is a small way we can say thank you to the volunteers at the Beachport Surf Lifesaving Club for what they do,” Mr Pasin said.


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