Papamoa surf rescue needs help to build new base

Concept design for a new surf rescue base planned for Papamoa.

A new Surf Rescue Base planned for Papamoa needs help in getting the project off the ground.

Over the past three years Papamoa Community Surf Rescue Base Trust has raised $4.45 million.

They are $750,000 short of their target of $5.2 million to start construction.

The Trust chairman Jim Pearson says they have already secured resource and building consent and the design is finalised.

“Fund raising is our remaining hurdle,” says Jim.

 “We urgently need to be able to start construction of the new build at the end of this summer,” says Jim.

“The ability to continue to provide Surf Lifesaving to our community is severely constrained by the size, layout and condition of our current building.

“The new facility will be a significant addition to the Papamoa Community benefitting not only Surf Lifesaving along our coast but the wider community as well.

“It will further solidify the Papamoa Domain as being the hub of our community.

“We have raised $4.45 million through funding organisations, the Tauranga City Council and generous donation from people in the community and businesses.

“We are now putting out a call to others in our community to come on board with their donations to get us over the line.

“We would greatly appreciate any donation you may be able to provide.

“We are a charitable Trust so remember any donations that you make are tax deductible.”

Donate at or direct credit to bank account 12-3146-0392362-000.


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