IMAGINE SUMMER WITHOUT THEM…

Thanks to you we won’t have to!

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Imagine those West Aussie icons in red and yellow weren’t there for you on the beach when you needed them.

Because of dedicated and highly trained volunteer surf life savers that were there, Steve Plain is not only alive… he can walk.

Because of people like you – these incredible volunteers can have what they need to save lives.

 

THAT’S WHY, AS WE HEAD INTO SUMMER YOUR DONATION RIGHT NOW IS SO IMPORTANT.

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Steve’s journey with SLSWA began when he was dumped by a wave at Cottesloe Beach. Lara and her father Gary, volunteer lifesavers at Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club, helped get Steve to shore. But it was their extensive emergency response training that meant they could recognise a possible spinal injury – and change Steve’s future.

In hospital Steve was told that he had a Hangman’s Fracture – an injury that can kill or paralyse. He was told he might never walk again.

Steve survived the accident, and after four months in a halo neck brace and a long rehabilitation, was also walking again.

Steve’s remarkable story of recovery doesn’t stop there. He then undertook Project 7in4. A journey to climb the world’s seven summits – the highest mountain in each continent – while raising funds for surf lifesaving. Even more extraordinary than completing this project after his recovery, was the fact he completed the climbs in a world record breaking time of four months.

Instrumental to Steve’s ability to recover, and the remarkable journey he has undertaken following his recovery, was the initial treatment received at the beach.

Volunteer lifesavers spend their spare time training in and out of the water. They patrol our beaches to keep people from getting into dangerous situations; save them when they get into trouble; and provide first aid.

They have jobs and families and responsibilities – then volunteer to keep their fellow West Aussies safe on the beach. They give so many people a second chance at life.

But they only have the equipment they need and the training they need – because of the support of generous people in our WA community.

Please make sure we never have to imagine someone isn’t there for you on the beach when you need them. It’s only possible with support like yours.

SAVE LIVES TODAY