For the first time, a team from Orewa Surf Club is taking part in the Rescue Run – a fundraising event that puts mixed teams of six through a range of rescue scenario challenges.
Team member Tom Burgess says being a surf lifesaving volunteer means little extra training is needed in the lead up to the event, on September 8. “It’s exactly what lifesaver volunteers already train for – finding ways to push through when you are faced with an emergency. It challenges your decision making, especially when you may already be tired.”
Recently members of the team, accompanied by Orewa Lions, took the stretcher they will carry for the event through Orewa, (pictured) which raised around $400. In total the team has raised around $6000 towards its target of $7000 and donations are still welcome.
To donate, visit www.everydayhero.com/nz/ and search for Don’t Worry, We’ll Survive. The funds go to Surf Lifesaving Northern Region to upgrade the radio network and will come back to the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club to support our community. Info: www.rescuerun.org.nz/