Sennen Surf Club is celebrating the New Year with a RNLI and RLSS Local Community Club Development Award.
This award is part of a ‘rolling’ project initiated by the RNLI-Lifeguards organisation. They have a current project mission to assist local community sea based ‘leisure activity’ clubs increase in ‘ocean awareness knowledge & lifesaving’ skills for the community.
The grant details are:
i) RNLI local community club grants for developing ‘ocean awareness & beach lifeguard skills’ in the local community
ii) Ours was awarded through the RLSS / UK ‘affiliated club’ scheme of which we are a member.
iii) We have been awarded £750 for our continuing professional development as a provider of (adult) the RLSS ‘volunteer beach lifeguard’ & (junior) ‘Rookie Lifesaving’ courses
iv) The money will buy new equipment and pay for 2013 pool and TA hire to train and assess our volunteer parents as ‘beach lifeguards’ and our groms club members as ‘rooky lifesavers’
Earlier this year Mark Eley the Clubs Safety and training officer qualified as a RLSS/UK Beach Lifeguard Trainer/assessor.
Above: Mark Eley centre with Beach Lifeguard candidates on a training Course earlier in 2012
Peter Urquhart Club treasurer said ‘Getting this award is fantastic news for the Club. We rely totally on the coaches to give up their spare time to assist with our surfing days but all the coaching courses cost money so this is a great boost for the club. It’s also recognition for the effort that every one puts in’