Diggers help Umina SLSC to keep beach safe this summer

Diggers Club Chairman John Wood presents the cheque to Umina SLSC President Stephen Scahill

Umina Surf Life Saving Club has received a generous cheque from Ettalong Diggers to help it bounce back from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Surf club president Stephen Scahill said the club is anticipating a busier than normal summer and the finds will be vital in helping keep the beaches safe.

“The surf club is extremely appreciative of the Diggers and other sponsors who have come on board this year,” Scahill said.

“We have been through an extremely tough business period and [they’re] uncertain times ahead.”

The Diggers have been supporting the Umina club for over 30 years through the Community Development and Support Expenditure scheme.

A total of $15,000 has been donated to the club through the Diggers’ youth in water safety program.

Media release, Oct 21
Stephen Scahill, Umina Surf Life Saving Club