Donation buoys junior surf club

Tammy Coltman, Telstra Illawarra general manager Tricia Wilson and Kevin Coltman with Shellharbour Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and their new rescue boards. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Tammy Coltman, Telstra Illawarra general manager Tricia Wilson and Kevin Coltman with Shellharbour Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and their new rescue boards. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

SHELLHARBOUR Junior Surf Club has been boosted by a generous donation of $1200 from Telstra, which has allowed them to purchase three new Nipper boards.

This will make the transition through the ranks easier for their members.

Junior club president Tracey Freeman said the donation was part of a Telstra employee program.

"One of our junior dads, Kevin Coltman, works for Telstra and applied for the donation, which was part of the Telstra Kids Fund, and we are delighted that he was successful," Mrs Freeman said.

"The boards are for use for our younger Nippers in the nine-10 years age group and will allow them to get experience before moving on to fibreglass boards.

"Not every parent can afford to buy these boards for their kids, and we are delighted that they can now use the club boards for practice."

The club is one of 625 community non-profit organisations across Australia to benefit from the Telstra Foundation's initiative.

"Since 2002, over one million kids from 7600 local organisations have benefited from Telstra's Kids Fund grant," Telstra's country wide area general manager for Illawarra, Tricia Wilson, said.

"These grants help demonstrate Telstra's care for local communities, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

"We are proud to be able to support local community groups."

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