26 July 2023

In a bid to ensure public safety across our beloved beaches, Surf Life Saving Foundation's (SLSF) annual Mission Zero Tax Appeal has once again called upon Australians nationwide to lend their support through generous donations—raising a grand total of $417,000 throughout June 2023.

Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA), serving as Surf Life Saving Australia's (SLSA) Major National Partner and Community Partner, has once again matched donations, dollar-for-dollar, effectively doubling the impact of contributions to the sum of $84,874—a significant contribution towards the total raised during the appeal.

With each contribution playing a crucial role in supporting dedicated volunteer surf lifesavers on-and-off the beach, SLSA’s CEO, Adam Weir, shared his gratitude on behalf of the organisation.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone that has pledged to the appeal—every cent goes towards vital equipment and training needed to save lives this summer.”

“For example, it costs approximately $850 to train a surf lifesaver to the standard required to don the red and yellow, and the more than $400,000 raised ensures that we can train another 490-or-so surf lifesavers to patrol our beaches.”

”We have 315 surf life saving clubs around Australia, each will benefit from the support shown by the public and our partners such as Isuzu UTE Australia,” he concluded.

Between December 2022 and February 2023, over 6,000 rescues were performed by surf lifesavers across the country. Sadly, 54 coastal drownings were reported during that same period, but SLSF’s Mission Zero Tax Appeal is actively addressing that; raising vital funds to equip and prepare volunteer lifesavers for the long summer ahead. It’s not too late to make a difference, support our surf lifesavers by donating to the foundation.

Pictured above: Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Junta Matsui, with SLSA Chief Executive Officer, Adam Weir, with volunteer surf lifesavers, Jackson Brennan and Rhiannon Brinckman.