Top award for Sunset Beach lifeguard



Sunset Beach’s Malcolm Beattie collected one of the major awards at this year’s Surf Life Saving Northern Region Awards of Excellence.
Malcolm was named Volunteer of the Year, recognising an outstanding member who has made a significant volunteer contribution to enhancing surf lifesaving within their local area during the 2014/2015 season.
Mr Halliday says in his 26th year as club President and Committee Chairman, Malcolm has steered the club through an eventful season patrolling, mentoring and seeking funding.
“As Patrol Captain and IRB driver on the masters’ patrol, Malcolm patrolled over 100 hours during the season which included a body recovery in very trying conditions on New Year’s Eve as well as a search for two missing fishermen.
“Being a volunteer is a huge commitment and Malcolm manages to foster relationships and attend to the needs of all members, young and old, within his much loved club,” he says.

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