Surf girl’s hectic year nearly over

Marcoola Surf Girl entrant Mitch Allsopp is hosting a sports luncheon next month.
Marcoola Surf Girl entrant Mitch Allsopp is hosting a sports luncheon next month.

Mitch Allsopp’s hectic year as the Marcoola Surf Club’s Surf Girl entrant is drawing to a close, but she is organising one more star-studded event next month to raise much-needed funds for lifesaving equipment.

Mitch will host a sports lunch at the surf club on March 6 featuring Olympic gold-medallist rower Duncan Free and Marcoola’s own Scott Hillier, of Channel 7’s Queensland Weekender and Creek to Coast, as MC.

There will be a host of other celebrities including Creek to Coast’s Kimberley Busteed and former Wallabies hooker Tom Lawton.

Entertainment will be provided by poet extraordinaire Murray Hartin, who has been making audiences laugh and cry for years with his unique style of Australian storytelling.

There will also be a lucky door prize, raffles and an auction.

Mitch’s busy year as the Surf Girl entrant started with a six-week avocado drive.

It was hard work but club members pitched in to help, especially Mitch’s mother, Judy, who was tireless in her efforts.

After the avocado drive there was the Melbourne Cup Calcutta and a lunch at the club.

A golf day, with some fabulous prizes on offer, followed before Christmas and, while a little on the warm side, it was enjoyed by all.

There have also been numerous raffles and smaller fundraising events held throughout year, which have all contributed to the overall amount raised.

“It’s been a busy year but the opportunity to raise money for the club has been well worth it,” Mitch said.

“Hopefully it will lay the ground work for fundraising events at the club which will be held on an annual basis with or without a surf girl entrant.”

For more information or to book for the lunch, phone Peter Hourn on 0428 487 271.

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