A random act of kindness to help purchase a rubber ducky may save lives on the Bellinger Valley North Beach patrol this summer.
A random act of kindness to help purchase a rubber ducky may save lives on the Bellinger Valley North Beach patrol this summer.

New rubber ducky named

BELLINGER Valley North Beach Surf Lifesaving Club has christened the new rubber ducky.

Club secretary Shane Griffith said the purchase of the IRB was made following a generous $12,000 grant from the Mama Lena and Dino Gustin Foundation.

“This foundation was established in 2001 with the express purpose of performing random acts of kindness on individuals or groups within the community,” he said.

“This idea began in 1957 when Mamma Lena and Dino Gustin, through their radio programs and ‘agony aunt’ newspaper pages, provided the assistance and compassion essential to Italians migrating to Australia in the late 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

“Mama Lena and Dino single-handedly helped tens of thousands of migrants seeking work and a better life for their families.”

Maxine and Duane at Urunga Tyre and Brakes rebuilt the IRB trailer, with assistance from Mylestom Store and Bellingen Solar, so that the surf club will have it on-hand for the registration function on Sunday, August 28, to be held at the surf club, commencing at 10am.

For rego details and for new members joining the club this summer, contact Shane Griffith on 0448 011 025 or 6655 4392.



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