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Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club: Making Waves of Inclusion for People with Disabilities

The exhilarating experience of riding a wave, the cool spray against your face, the vast ocean stretching before you, all these are synonymous with Australian summers. 

The Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is on a mission to make their club accessible for people with a disability. 

Recognising the need for greater inclusivity, the club is embarking on a project to transform their facilities into a haven for disabled surfers. Future2, a champion of social impact initiatives, has stepped up to support this endeavour with a $10,000 grant.

Currently, the club plays host to several disabled surfing events throughout the year. However, existing facilities pose accessibility challenges. 

The grant will enable Point Leo SLSC to construct essential modifications, including access ramps, hardstand areas around the clubhouse, and even beachside showers. These upgrades will make the club more user-friendly for disabled surfers and their carers, enhancing their enjoyment of the day.

The project’s impact extends far beyond the immediate beneficiaries. Improved accessibility will pave the way for Point Leo SLSC to welcome more disabled surfing groups. 

The project holds significance beyond creating a more inclusive beach experience. Point Leo SLSC envisions itself as a community hub, offering a space for connection and support.