Car gift will help boost Bunbury beach patrols

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury Holden dealer principal Gavin Billington hands over the keys to City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club president Denise Duncan.
Camera IconBunbury Holden dealer principal Gavin Billington hands over the keys to City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club president Denise Duncan.

Beach patrols will again be bolstered this summer thanks to a generous donation from Bunbury Holden.

The dealership has donated a new, rescue-ready Holden Colorado to the City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club after the club bumped up patrols to cover Koombana Bay last summer.

President Denise Duncan said with more than 175 active patrolling lifeguards and a registration day on the horizon, the club was looking to increase its patrolling numbers and the partnership with Bunbury Holden was invaluable.

“It is a partnership that is instrumental to the delivery of the best community service we so proudly offer each year,” Mrs Duncan said.

“With the patrol season commencing in October, Holden have given us the opportunity to further expand our vast service to once again include Koombana Bay, BP and Hungry Hollow as well as our beautiful Back Beach.

“It provides our club with a fully equipped, rescue-ready vehicle that will ensure we are highly visible, effective and efficient in our service to the community.

“As a community service we pride ourselves on ensuring we keep our beach-goers safe and Holden have joined us in that endeavour and we are extremely grateful for their support.”

Bunbury Holden dealer principal Gavin Billington said the donation was “all about helping the community”.

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