Volunteers at Australian Seabird Rescue have been working overtime this summer rescuing a wide variety of marine wildlife, educating the public and cleaning up our waterways. 

But economic times are tough, with a major sponsor being forced to halve funding to the organisation due to the financial crisis, and the theft of a highly successful donation tin from a counter top in Byron Bay.

“Australian Seabird Rescue will be forced to severely scale back its operations to cope with the funding shortfall,”  General Manager Rochelle Ferris said.

“Funding for operational costs like rescue phones and fuel costs are difficult to source and are our biggest, unavoidable expenses.”

In a timely show of support, the Rotary Club of Ballina will host their annual Charity Golf Day at the Ballina Golf Club on Sunday March 8th to raise funds for Australian Seabird Rescue.

Local businesses are encouraged to donate prizes to assist fundraising activities on the day.

“Without the support of other community groups and local businesses, Australian Seabird Rescue would cease to exist. The Rotary Club Charity Golf Day is going to be great fun, and a fantastic opportunity for Australian Seabird Rescue to thank and promote those local businesses that support us each year,” Rochelle said.

For donations or enquiries, please contact the Australian Seabird Rescue Head Office on 6686 2852.