Elders Swim Centre staff picked up rubbish on Fraser Island during a recent surprise visit organised by their bosses.
Elders Swim Centre staff picked up rubbish on Fraser Island during a recent surprise visit organised by their bosses. Contributed

Surprise flight to Fraser Island to do some cleaning up

ELDERS Swim Centre staff have been shocked by the amount of rubbish on Fraser Island after a surprise trip organised by their employers.

Last week, the centre's Marcus and Penny Elder chartered a plane for 14 staff members to visit Fraser Island and help clean-up. 

Mrs Elder said the plane ride was spectacular and after landing, staff set about picking up rubbish.

"We landed near the Maheno Wreck and each team collected two full bags of rubbish including razor blades, plastic bottles, etc," she said.

Mrs Elder said they decided to organised the trip after visiting the island recently and noticing the need for people to better look after the island. 

"Fraser is a major attraction for visitors and very fragile," she said.



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