Robert Walters has proudly supported the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club for over 10 years. This sponsorship means a lot to all Robert Walters employees as it reflects the values we stand for and more importantly builds safe beaches for all Australians.
Established in 1906, the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club was set up by a cabal of sportsmen in the local area with the aim of helping less experienced surfers and swimmers in the Waverley community. In fact, its first meeting of members was held at the Light Brigade Hotel, Woollahra in the winter of 1906.
With the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club season coming to a close, we want to acknowledge the amazing work of the 16 volunteer life saving patrols who surveil the beach and keep iconic Bondi safe throughout the summer from September to April. This season North Bondi life savers have performed 396 rescues, 502 first aid cases, 12 ambulance call outs, and 33 lost children were reunited with anxious parents.
According to journalist Ben Pike at the Daily Telegraph, Australia’s famous beach would be the most deadly without the partnership of Bondi’s professional lifeguards and volunteer, weekend-rostered lifesavers at both Bondi and North Bondi Surf Life Saving Clubs.
Life savers would agree that the main issue is not rips or sandbanks: it’s the ignorance of inexperienced swimmers. Hence, the Club has implemented great initiatives to increase the prevention of accidents and to educate younger generations with campaigns such as the recent 'Beach to Bush' community education program which promotes surf and water safety to children across NSW.
It’s a privilege for Robert Walters to take part in supporting the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all lifesavers for the terrific work they do each season to keep the community safe, promoting the unique camaraderie within the NSW surf club community and for being pioneers in beach safety.
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