COOLUM HeARTs Inc, a local not-for-profit charity is proud to announce an event to showcase the history of a small team of 70+ old lifesavers from the Coolum, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore Surf Lifesaving Clubs, including Coolum HeARTs patron John Ellingsen, who is also a past President of Coolum Surf Club. This team has stuck together through life’s ups and downs over many years, some of whom have known each other for over 60 years. The mates still get out and row their boat which is aptly named ‘Old Mates’. The boat carries the names of over 80 surf boat crewmen who have passed away over the years.
When television personality Rob Brough heard about the old mates, he decided to share their story, and his short film Old Mates: Gone but Never Forgotten will premiere at the Coolum Civic Centre from 4pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023, with all proceeds from the ticket sales going to Coolum HeARTs. Tickets are just $5 pp, and the proceeds will assist Coolum HeARTs to continue connecting people in the local community through music and the arts. Payments can be made online through the Coolum Surf Club’s Event page or walk-ins are welcome.
This movie will inspire and entertain you with a slice of lifesaving history! For a sneak preview, visit the Coolum Surf Club’s Facebook page for a link to the trailer.