Ampol, partnered with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), has awarded two new inflatable rescue boats (IRBs) and $500 in AmpolCash to two regional Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSCs).

The two clubs awarded the IRBs were Goolwa SLSC in South Australia and The Entrance SLSC in NSW.

Craig Newton, President of The Entrance SLSC, said there is a recognised black spot at the beach and the addition of the IRB will allow the club to enhance its patrolling capabilities.  

“IRBs are the most expensive piece of equipment that the club can buy. They’re vital in terms of providing rescue capabilities, so that will allow us to reallocate the fundraising we do normally across into other areas.”

Ampol has been a partner of SLSA since December 2020, in an effort to help deliver safer beaches for Australians.

Matthew Halliday, Managing Director and CEO of Ampol, said the partnership helps support Australia’s largest volunteer organisation and links with Ampol’s commitment to building connections to local communities.

“As we revitalise as Ampol we are committed to being a positive contributor in communities where we operate and to use our scale, network and employee base to improve the lives of all Australians.

“In addition, SLSA’s commitment to excellence and high-performance mirrors our own goals to continue to be the market leader and to deliver the best products, technology and service in our industry.”

Adam Weird, SLSA CEO, said the organisation is pleased to have Ampol’s support in helping deliver excellence across everything they do.

“Through Ampol’s partnership supporting front line services we will be able to reach more people with our public safety messaging campaigns through Ampol service stations and that will help save lives.”

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