Local funds supporting locals

Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club received a cheque of $2500 from Nick King on Sunday 1 April.

Nick, the owner of Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku, presented the cheque to Mike Lawrence, president of Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club, as he is aware of how much support they need.

“It’s in our mantra to give back to the community,” said Nick. “The surf club’s my thing. As regular users of the beach it’s only fair we return the support to the club.” Nick’s been doing everything he can to support the club. The coin box on the till at Nick’s Cafe has even been paying for the fuel for the inflatable rescue boats (IRBs) at the club recently. He says he wants more local businesses to get behind the club. “They need every penny. There’s not much money coming from the government. They have a limited budget and the clubhouse building is falling down around their ankles!” Nick’s goal is to get a new clubhouse for the team. “A new clubhouse means more lives saved which means a safer town,” said Nick. “Every donation makes a difference.”

Visit www.kariaotahi.org.nz or Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi’s Facebook page for more information on the non-profit charitable club.

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