The Comiskey Group recently donated $15,731 to the Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island for all their hard work in the community surrounding Sandstone Point Hotel. This brings the total to almost $150,000 raised by the group for these local legends!
Director Rob Comiskey was proud to be able to present the volunteers with their cheque.
“A big thank you to all the marine rescue volunteers for making our waters safe! I have always been a big fan of their work within the community; their efforts particularly during the recent floods have been exceptional. I think I can speak for all of us in saying that these guys are local heroes. We so appreciate their work!” says Comiskey Group Director, Rob Comiskey.
VMR Bribie Island is a volunteer organisation dedicated to:
- promoting, fostering and supporting boating safety amongst members, and the boating public generally, by arranging training and education programs.
- providing a rescue service, a rescue base and such equipment deemed necessary for the operation of the rescue service and the Association generally.
The Unit was born out of the Bribie Island Boating and Fishing Club, which in 1970 assumed responsibility for assisting mariners in distress. It became Bribie Island Air Sea Rescue in 1982 and changed its name to VMR Bribie Island Inc. in March 1997.