Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is preparing for another busy season across the region’s beaches and will once again receive vital support from long-time partner The Star Gold Coast. To mark 25 years in partnership with SLSQ, The Star Gold Coast is helping raise funds, as well as glasses, by serving craft beer, Nineteen 09, on tap at two of its venues – Harvest Buffet and M&G Café and Bar.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the coastal ale, crafted by Newstead Brewing Co., to The Star Gold Coast will go back into supporting volunteer surf lifesavers. The craft beer, concocted by SLSQ and Newstead Brewing Co. as a fundraising initiative, pays tribute to the first recorded rescue in Queensland in 1909. Nineteen 09 will be on tap at The Star Gold Coast for three weeks, starting next Monday 14 October, to coincide with SLSQ’s major annual fundraising appeal, Support our Savers (SOS) Week , from 14 to 20 October.

SLSQ CEO Dave Whimpey said The Star Gold Coast had donated more than half a million dollars over the past 25 years to help protect the lives of countless beachgoers along Queensland’s coast. “Last year alone, almost 4,000 people were rescued across Queensland’s beaches, including almost 1,000 on the Gold Coast,” Mr Whimpey said. “Locally, 4400 volunteer lifesavers from 23 clubs performed over 13,000 first aid treatments and more than 34,000 preventative actions to warn beachgoers of potential risks. This work could not be achieved without the help of our supporters, such as The Star Gold Coast, and for this we are extremely grateful.”

“I encourage Gold Coast locals to get behind SOS Week by sampling Nineteen 09 at The Star Gold Coast, donating online, or dropping a few coins in the tins of volunteers who will be out and about next week.”

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