Support For Straddie VMR

$10,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 1 month
North Stradbroke Island Golf Club Support for the Straddie Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR)

Dear Surf, Beach and Boating Enthusiast and all other visitors to North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Bay,

Whether you are living on North Stradbroke Island or just visiting, you should be aware that after dark and before dawn it is only the Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) which can be relied upon to deal with any personal emergency and, if needed, get you safely to the mainland. You might one day be one of the 200 medical evacuations, searches or boating rescues conducted annually by Straddie VMR.

Up to now Straddie VMR has been heavily reliant upon sand mining sponsorship to meet its operating costs. However, with the imminent closure of sand mining on Straddie, this sponsorship is now coming to an end and the Straddie VMR is looking at a black hole in its budget.

To help alleviate this situation, the North Stradbroke Golf Club is hosting the inaugural VMR Golf Classic on May 19, 2018 and hope to raise as much as $10,000 for the VMR.  Unfortunately, the $10,000 we hope to raise as part of the VMR Golf Classic only covers part of the VMR’s total fuel and maintenance costs for 2019, so we are hoping that this GoFundMe campaign will help to raise significant additional funds.

How will the money be spent:
The raised funds will be distributed in full (minus GoFundMe admin costs) as follows:

• 70% will go to the Straddie VMR as additional help to meet their 2019 operating costs

• 30% will go to the Straddie Golf Club to help create and promote further community relevant events, including next years VMR Golf Classic

Please contribute as much as you can (any amount is gratefully accepted) to help us keep this critical rescue and emergency service operating smoothly and efficiently.

Our background:
The Straddie Golf Club is a not-for-profit community club, which provides a family friendly, poker machine free, licensed course and clubhouse. The club is operated and maintained by the volunteer labour of its members and has a history of using its resources to support the local community.

Do you want to play in the VMR Golf Classic:
Please use the link below for more information or if you are interested in participating in the VMR Gold Classic event as an individual player, a team of three and/or as a hole sponsor.
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Our total has now reached $9,890 plus we have received another $490 in direct cash contributions, so an amazing grand total of $10,380 (before GoFundMe fees) - thank you so much to all our wonderful contributors. There is still time, so if you know anyone else who would like to contribute, please share our GoFundMe link. Cheers Allan
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We have just about reached our target - only about $1,335 to go. Please share with your friends and let’s give it one more big push. Cheers
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Support For Straddie VMR has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to so many great friends and supporters. Let's keep it going !!!
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The GoFundMe link is now also active on the North Stradbroke Golf Club website and Facebook site. So access and share any of these links with your friends to help us raise more funds. Thanks
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$10,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 1 month
Created April 12, 2018
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Tom Tulley
1 day ago

Well done Allan!

Greer Johnson
7 days ago

What a great idea. All the best.

18 days ago
Stephen Finnie-Locke
22 days ago

All the best, Stephen and Kevin

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