Choices: Elijah Kirk checks out the range of board shorts that could be seen around town this Friday for Boardies Day.
Choices: Elijah Kirk checks out the range of board shorts that could be seen around town this Friday for Boardies Day. Blainey Woodham

Dress to support surf lifesavers

AUSSIES are being encouraged to sport their beach attire on Friday to support local surf clubs on Boardies Day.

Boardies Day is a national fundraiser and aims to create awareness about SLSC around Australia.

All residents have to do is ditch work or school uniforms for beach wear in exchange for a donation.

Surf Life Saving Foundation executive director Steve Francia said Boardies Day was a way for residents to say thank you to their surf lifesavers.

“It's a fun and easy way for the community to give back to the thousands of volunteer surf lifesavers who donate their time to ensuring the public's wellbeing on our beaches,” Mr Francia said.

“As a charity organisation, SLSQ relies heavily on the generosity of Queenslanders to ensure we can continue to deliver the highest level of beach safety.”

Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Youth Development Officer and Boardies Day Organiser Megan Stewart said the club greatly benefits from fundraisers like Boardies Day.

“Surf lifesaving equipment can be expensive, so it goes towards training new lifesavers, boats, tubes and boards.”

The Cabarita Surf Life Saving Club is also taking part.

People can register online at boardiesday.com.au.


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