Peregian Gala builds surf club’s future

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The Peregian Community came together on September 11 for a glittering fundraiser which raised over $55, 000 for the local Surf Club. The sell-out gala dinner was attended by 160 community members who were keen to not only reflect on the second anniversary of the Peregian Fires and the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but also to band together to support the future of the Peregian Surf Club. Attendees at the gala dinner included John Robertson, June Redman, Leigh and Rob McCready along with Di and Steve McCready. Photo: Wavell Bush Photography 

The Peregian community is well on the way to having their surf club back after the gala dinner on Saturday September 11 raised over $55, 000 for the rebuilding of the Peregian Surf Club.

The club has lacked its own income stream since 2014, when the restaurant and bar were closed and since then, volunteer patrols and nippers have been operated by Noosa Heads SLSC, but plans are in place for the Peregian club to once again become independent in 2022.

Local resident’s association Peregian Family and Friends was established four years ago to support the revival of the surf club, and since its foundation has seen a local nipper program established with 170 children participating and 30 new patrolling members trained.

Peregian Family and Friends founder and long term Peregian lifesaver Leigh McCready said a survey showed that the community wanted the club to have a traditional family bistro.

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