Trailer ready for boat

Brighton surf life saving club president Denis Trembath (left), Evan Smart (middle) and Jim Pine, from the Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Charitable Trust, with members of the club and the new IRB trailer. Photo supplied.
Brighton surf life saving club president Denis Trembath (left), Evan Smart (middle) and Jim Pine, from the Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Charitable Trust, with members of the club and the new IRB trailer. Photo supplied.

The Brighton Surf Life Saving Club has a spanking new custom-built trailer to carry inflatable rescue boats (IRB) from the club's shed to the water.

All the club needs now is an IRB to go with it.

Thanks to the Lions Club of Green Island and the Lloyd Morgan Lions Charitable Trust, $2000 was raised to have a new trailer custom-built to carry IRBs anywhere the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club wants to take it.

Lions Club board member Evan Smart said it was the second IRB trailer the club had raised funds to buy for the surf lifesavers.

''We donated a similar one about four years ago.

''We've worked very closely with the Brighton club over the years.

''It's in our area and it's a very important volunteer organisation in our community.

''The more we can do for them, the better off our community will be.''

Brighton Surf Life Saving Club president Dennis Trembath was delighted with the new trailer.

''It's really good to have someone that backs us up and supports us.

''The cost of this stuff is high, and finding money to fund it is getting harder and harder.

''To have a group of people who will support the community in this way is fantastic.''

All that remained now was to complete the process of buying a new IRB to complement the club's existing one.

Mr Trembath said the club was working hard to raise about $16,000 for the new boat, plus the cost of a new motor.

Since the motors on IRBs had very demanding workloads and relatively short life-spans, Mr Trembath said it was important to have two IRBs in case one broke down.

''It's good to have two on really busy days at the beach, as well.''

It was hoped the new IRB would be ready in the new year.

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