Teaming up for surf safety
With just one regular season home game left before the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head into finals, members and fans at last night's home game were also reminded that stinger season is fast approaching.
A feature at all Cowboys home games, LGIAsuper Community Hub hosted Surf Life Saving Queensland at the Cowboys v Warriors game, with SLSQ representatives handing out important information on surf safety, including what to do if stung by a marine stinger.
SLSQ regional manager Jen Neal said it was a great opportunity to help spread the surf safety message ahead of summer.
“With the summer months just around the corner, and our patrol season kicking off on September 17, this was a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with the local community and help encourage safe swimming behaviours,” Ms Neal said.
“Our volunteers perform a vital role out in the community, and we’re grateful for this fantastic show of support from the North Queensland Cowboys and LGIAsuper.
“We focus a lot on community education and prevention and if we can help spread the surf safety message and encourage more people to swim between the flags, then it will make the jobs of our lifesavers and lifeguards on the beach that much easier,” she said.
Welcoming SLSQ to the Community Hub, CEO of LGIAsuper Mr David Todd said: “Queenslanders love their beaches and volunteers from Surf Life Saving Queensland play a vital role in protecting communities and safeguarding individuals from the many potential hazards they face in and around the surf.”
“Supporting Surf Life Saving Queensland is LGIAsuper’s way of giving back to such an iconic not-for-profit organisation and recognising the important work they do each day to keep us safe”.
Surf Life Saving Queensland is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives. SLSQ is the state's peak aquatic rescue authority and is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia. For more information, visit lifesaving.com.au.