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10 May, 2024

Disabled surfers say thanks

DISABLED Surfers Great South Coast Victoria continues to change lives across the region.

By Staff Writer

Disabled surfers say thanks - feature photo

But the amazing work they do would not be possible without strong support from the wider community.

Last week group treasurer Peter Pope called in to the Timboon Opportunity Shop (TOPS) to present a photo in recognition of the shop’s support.

“It’s a thank you to TOPS because they have given us money to purchase a beach wheelchair and money to purchase a barbecue trailer,” he said.

“On the day’s we run, we cook sausages on the barbecue to help keep the participants warm.”

Mr Pope said the group had held an event in Port Campbell which saw 10 participants enjoying the beach, something most people take for granted, with the assistance of 25 volunteers.

He said events in Warrnambool had attracted 45 participants and 60 volunteers.

Mr Pope thanked TOPS volunteers and all those who donated items to the shop.

“People are very generous to this cause, they really are,” he said.

“We thank TOPS very much.

“They are great for this community.”

TOPS co-ordinator Brenda Parfett said the donations the shop made would not be possible without the volunteers at the shop and the public donating goods to sell.


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