“We work hard to keep the beach safe so all of the community can enjoy it, but sadly we’ve had some tragic drownings in recent years outside of patrol hours. As a small community, this really hits home.
“Community funding like this means that we have the right emergency equipment, and at the same time have the ability to invest our resources into other areas, like water safety education for our local schools and the wider community.
“The Grass Roots funding gives us a sense of pride knowing that Fonterra appreciates the value of our Club and the services that we provide,” says Lyn.
Redpa Primary School, a small school of around 40 kids located in Circular Head, was another lucky recipient of the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund and will be building a new playground jointly funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Dairy farmer and Fonterra supplier, Anthony Grey, said that it was great to see the school receive funding for their new playground, because small rural schools often get overlooked.
“The kids love their playground, but it’s been around for a long time and needs to be replaced because of safety concerns around the old equipment. It’s great that the kids will now have a fun and safe environment to play,” said Anthony.