Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club prospers from donation

Kind donation: Camden Haven SLSC treasurer Jenny Cooper, Camden Haven SLSC vice president Ben Hosick, LUSC Social Bowling Club president Percy Fry,  LUSC Social Bowling Club treasurer Brian Johnston, LUSC Social Bowling Club vice president Jerry Janik and Camden Haven SLSC Lillian Hosick (Nipper).
Kind donation: Camden Haven SLSC treasurer Jenny Cooper, Camden Haven SLSC vice president Ben Hosick, LUSC Social Bowling Club president Percy Fry, LUSC Social Bowling Club treasurer Brian Johnston, LUSC Social Bowling Club vice president Jerry Janik and Camden Haven SLSC Lillian Hosick (Nipper).

Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club will be able to purchase new equipment to support junior members of the organisation. 

The club received $927 from the Laurieton United Services Social Bowling Club. 

During the club’s bowling season gold coin donations are collected from members. 

At the end of the season they decide on a local organisation or charity as the recipient of the funds. 

Camden Haven SLSC members went to Kew Country Club on July 13 to accept the cheque. 

“This is an amazing amount of money for our club and will go a long way to purchasing new equipment to support our junior life savers in training,” vice president Ben Hosick said. 

“At the Camden Haven SLSC we are not focused on winning surf competitions but focused on our junior members learning skills to keep themselves, friends and family safe at the beach. 

Mr Hosick said nippers are taught how to spot rips and dangerous surf conditions at the beach.

Junior members are also educated on swimming between the flags, sun protection, following instruction from surf life savers and how to keep themselves healthy through exercise and diet. 

They also learn about giving first aid to people who require it, including CPR.

During their training Mr Hosick said they also learn about techniques of swimming, paddling and survival strategies in the surf.

“Most of all they have a lot of fun,” he said. 

Mr Hosick said the club acknowledges this very kind and community minded donation from the LUSC Social Bowling Club.