Get on board a good cause
ROWING around the office today dressed in Hawaiian shirts, caps and sunnies will be employees of Hervey Bay Maryborough Insurance Brokers.
The staff had a practise paddle across the carpet yesterday and are ready to take on the challenge of dressing down for work.
It is Boardies Day 2009 and workplaces around Australia are being encouraged by Surf Life Saving Queensland to ditch the suit and tie for a pair of board shorts to raise money for beach safety.
For the past five years the broking firm has been taking part in the day and this year staff members will be raising money for Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club.
Manager Andrew Stevens said that although he has not been a member of the club he thinks it is a fantastic organisation.
“Although Hervey Bay doesn’t have surf people don’t realise they do a lot for nippers,” he said.
All money raised by the brokers will go toward upgrading equipment.
There will be a sausage sizzle at the front of the Pialba office and everybody is invited to drop by any time during the day for lunch or to make a gold coin donation.
Boardies Day has been celebrated in Queensland for the past seven years and nationwide since 2007.
It is also not too late to register for the day; simply log on to www.boardiesday.com.au.