As the Expo is a not-for-profit event we rely heavily on the assistance of volunteers from our official charities who undertake in a wide range of tasks throughout the event.
These volunteers are an invaluable component of the Expo and we couldn’t do it without their generous help and support each year.
Last year we raised a total of $22,000 for our charities and to-date we are proud to have raised a total amount of $51,000 for our four local charities and organisations listed below:
Rotary Club of Coomera River
Rotary International is an international service organisation with the purpose to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Click here to find out more about the Rotary Club of Coomera River.
Sailability Gold Coast
Sailability Gold Coast is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged. Click here to find out more about Sailability Gold Coast.
Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service
Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service is one of the oldest community-based helicopter rescue services in the world. With a highly trained team of skilled men and women, the service exists for one purpose – to save lives. Click here to find out more about the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service.
Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation
The Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to funding and promoting independent marine research projects. Through research and rescue activities, the Foundation aims to help build our knowledge and appreciation of the wondrous variety of life in our oceans. To find out more about the Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation click here.
We would like to say a massive thank you to the above charities and organisations for donating 68 volunteers who worked tirelessly over the three big days of the 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo.
We would also like to personally recognise and thank all the volunteers below from 2013:
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(in no particular order)