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Surfcoast Longboarders support Torquay Unit

Published 26/09/2012

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) has been enjoying a wave of support from the Surfcoast Longboarders.

Surfcoast Longboarders show their support

The club’s August Winter Classic competition donated $2,500 to SES’ Torquay Unit last month; the annual event has become a significant fundraiser in the last seven years, with a different recipient chosen each time.

Money was raised through entry fees and an auction of donated items. The unit will use the funds to purchase equipment.

Torquay unit volunteer Rodney Hose also competed in the Winter Classic, surfing against State and National Champions. While he didn’t place, Rodney said it had been a great, fun contest. A regular surfer, Rodney recently won a silver medal when he represented SES in the over-55 longboarding event in the Police and Emergency Services Games.