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A young koala's beach adventure

November 7th 2007
Beach Ball for a great cause

Cameron Crouch with an old nipper board There is some really great news on Magnetic Island for young people. It is that the Arcadia Surf Life Saving Club has grown hugely on the Island over the last year with 70 young people now participating in a very healthy, fun, activity. But there is a problem. And, fortunately a great solution, and that is something you, our readers, can soon be a part of.

The problem for the nippers is simple. The club has grown so quickly there are not enough paddle-type "nipper boards" to go around and the ones which are available are badly dinged and held together with bits of tape which quickly become unstuck. So the Club desperately needs new ones.

That is where you come in - for a great Beach Ball under the stars at lovely Alma Bay on Saturday November 17 to raise funds for the new nipper boards.

These nippers need new boards

Main attractions include: a two course buffet meal, Steve "Pricey" Price as MC and the band Double Time and give aways throughout the night.

The giveaways throughout then night include; A family reef trip donated by Sunferries; dinner for two at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort; $50.00 meal and drinks vouchers from Arkies; one night's accomodation at Island Leisure Resort; one night's accomodation at Brookhaven holiday Units; a meal for two at Island Tavern; a meal for two at R&R Bar, Picnic Bay; bottles of wine; novelty suprise gifts; return trip on the Barge from FantaSea cruises. And organisers expect more to come.

The night starts at 6.30pm and runs until 12midnight and guests must be in party mode with their dancin' thongs on. Dress is casual beach 'ball' wear.

According to one of the organisers, Lisa Dunn, "The whole idea of the ball is to try and raise enough funds to purchase new equipment for the club. Last season when we started up on the Island, we had 38 kids joined up so town had to give us some equipment to use (boards) and they were all the old ones that the club weren't using anymore. This season with the numbers increasing to approx. 70 Island kids these boards are not going to see the season out and there simply isn't enough to go around.

"We have had a huge interest from the kids on the island as a result of it being the only sport on the Island where the kids don't have to go to town.

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Readers comments
suemac In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
Well done everyone! Once again our fabulous community had a great day out and raised funds for a deserving cause - pat on back to all.
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