Surf life saving in North Norfolk receives further support from Sheringham Shoal Community Fund

Following its support for the North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club (NN SLSC) in 2017, the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund is continuing to encourage and support the growth of this life saving sport in North Norfolk, making a grant to the recently formed Mundesley Surf Life Saving Club (Mundesley SLSC).

The grant is being used to fund Level 1 and 2 coaching training for a number of the Club’s volunteer group leaders, and to purchase some much needed equipment including rescue boards, marker buoys, and beach gazebos for changing.

Members of Mundesley SLSC with their new equipment [image courtesy of Mundesley SLSC]

Members of Mundesley SLSC with their new equipment
[image courtesy of Mundesley SLSC]

The impetus for the formation of Club has come from Mundesley resident Julie Coleman, a long-time participant at NN SLSC, who said:

“I am passionate about encouraging young people to use and enjoy the sea and its beaches as a playground, and surf life saving teaches them how to do so in a safe and responsible manner.”

She continued:

“The support from the local community has been incredible, and we now have 24 regular attendees at our weekly sessions on Mundesley beach. There are also a growing number of children and young people waiting to get involved as soon as there are sufficient trained group leaders available. We hope some of these will be able to take part in the Surf Cadet programme ‘taster sessions’ we plan to hold during the school summer holidays.”

“We are so grateful to the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, because none of this would have been possible without its support.”

Karl Butler, the Power Plant Manager of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, said:

“This project is an excellent fit for the Sheringham Shoal theme around marine safety, and I believe it will provide the young people involved with a valuable set of transferable skills.”

In September this year Mundesley SLSC with take part in its first event – the Eastern Region Surf Life Saving competition which will be held at Sea Palling in North Norfolk.

For further information please contact:

Nigel Tompkins
New Ideas for Business
T: 01263 822427
M: 07860 206565

Issue Date: 21-08-2019