The ROI on Investing in Lifesaving as a brand.
The total estimated economic value of Surf Life Savings coastal drowning and injury prevention efforts to Australia is $3.6 billion.
The benefits of sur Life Saving far outweigh the costs, for every $1 invested into lifesaving, the benefits are equal to around $29.
In the absence of Surf Life Saving’s water safety activities last year it is estimate 600 extra people would have lost their lives on Australian beaches.
Source: SLS Australia
COSTS OF RUNNING A SURF CLUB:
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Money that is received from sponsors and supporters or through fund-raising goes to provide the equipment our Club needs to run effective patrols and train the next generation of life savers. Due to harsh operating conditions of sun, sand and salt water, the equipment has a limited life-span, eg.an IRB costs $17,000 and has about a 5 year life-span.
Below is a list of our basic equipment and the costs to purchase:
IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat)
Essential piece of equipment for quick response, mass rescues, immediate treatment of patient.
Needed to provide a quick response to incidents and for mobile surveillance patrols on the 4 kilometers of beach to the north of the Club House. Also needed to get other equipment down to water.
25hp motors for Rescue Boats
To provide Australian best practice first aid in case of a cardiac arrest.
For recovery of patient following drowning, exhaustion, cardiac arrest, shock etc
Handheld Radio Communications is essential to coordinating effective response and working with other services. $250
Used for during water retrieval of casualties who have suffered back or neck injuries.
First aid kit
Essential tool to treat stings, fractures, burns etc.
Rescue flotation device.
Pocket resuscitation masks, gloves etc used during CPR.
For sun safety and quick identification of life savers.
Last year, Queensland’s volunteer surf lifesavers performed 24,717 first aid treatments, 71,705 preventative actions and, most importantly, saved 1,125 lives.
While we do receive government funding, our members and the community provide over 75% of our financial needs.
Your support will help us reach our vision of zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters.
Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is a not for profit organisation. Our volunteers give 40 hours + each summer on the beach as well as fulfil club positions.
Donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible in Australia. Donations are used primarily to fund gear for surf life saving.