The Lifesavers Foundation

Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who save lives

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Donating to the Lifesavers Foundation

Here at the Lifesavers Foundation our mission is to connect communities and donors to surf lifesavers, ensuring your support goes directly to keeping our beaches safe so every Kiwi makes it home, every time they head to the beach.

Fundraising is more than just money

$650 for a lifeguard’s uniform, wetsuit, fins and personal protective equipment
$21,000 for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV)
$23,000 for an inflatable rescue boat (IRB)
$26,000 for a jet ski
$300 for advanced first aid training
$6,000 for a defibrillator and resuscitation pack
$1,100 for a hand-held radio
$125 for a rescue tube
$250 for a pair of binoculars

Sponsor A Club Cause

Your donation goes towards things like everyday operating expenses, rescue equipment maintenance and upgrades, volunteer training, club room upgrades … basically anything lifesaving-related that needs money, your donation helps to fund.

Your Contribution

$115 / One Time

Purchases a rescue tube, the lifeguard’s main tool on patrol.

$250 / One Time

Funds a pair of marine-grade binoculars.

$300 / One Time

Funds the cost of training a lifeguard over 2 days in advanced first aid.

$350 / One Time

Equips a lifeguard with PPE (personal protective equipment).

$500 / One Time

Funds the daily operating cost of providing a fully equipped beach patrol.

Other Ways to contribute

Make A Difference

Surf life saving is regarded as New Zealand’s fourth emergency service – yet it doesn’t receive any funding from the Government. For surf lifeguards to continue saving lives, they need your help. Please make a contribution through a donation today.

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Become A Beach Guardian

To recognise and reward our most generous and regular donors, we’re proud to introduce a new program called Beach Guardians.

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The Lifesavers Foundation
Suite 12, 72 Dominion Rd
Mt Eden 1034
PO Box 5191
Wellesley St Post Office
Auckland 1141