Coastguard launch unique 'Donate a Fish' fundraiser

Coastguard launch unique 'Donate a Fish' fundraiser

The Coastguard has launched a unique fundraising drive that will see people catching fish for charity in Auckland today.

Those out fishing today are encouraged to donate part of their catch at Okahu Bay, Westhaven, Half Moon Bay or Takapuna boat ramps, with the fish then being sold at auction tomorrow.

Coastguard spokesman Ray Burge said it’s a great way to support their “critical” lifesaving efforts.

“We’re the only search and rescue service out there that caters for the boating public, there is only one coast guard that goes out and helps these people when they’re in need.”

He said its a service everyone who boats should be supporting however they can.

“Everybody on a rescue boat is a volunteer so there’s been over 300,000 hours of volunteer time that Coastguard volunteers put towards saving people, educating them and just being out on the water and making sure people come home.”

The auction will be held at the Silo Park Produce Market.


Published at Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:07:31 +0000