The Festive Season break in Australia sees many families head to the beach to enjoy the traditional sun, surf and swim that is holiday time.
Parent volunteers at the Nipper Program, Fairhaven SLSC Jan 2013 – safety vests sponsored by Magellan Logistics
Founder and Managing Director of Magellan Logistics, David Thatcher enjoys the New Year holidays with his family on the Victorian coast near Fairhaven. Many people know of this nook in the Great Ocean Road as the place with “The Pole House” – a pedestal house built in the late 1970s by Frank Dixon.
David’s family chooses to lend their support to another Victorian icon, the Nipper program. Run by the Fairhaven Life Saving Club, Nippers has 500 under 14 year olds who train for water and beach competitions, water and surf safety certificates. Parents and teenage members of the Club watch over Nippers as they perform ocean swims or learn board technique.
The hands on participation in the surf with the Nippers program is a world away from the freight forwarding and customs clearance issues that keep David busy with Magellan Logistics for most of the year.
Although the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club did make news in early January as a spotlight was shone on its efforts to run the Nippers program and provide the community with surf patrols without a club house.
“Lending a hand to the vital surf lifesaving work done by the Fairhaven Club is always pleasure,” says David. “Organising my family’s commitment to Nippers, with my children as participants and my wife and I as volunteers is almost as much work as guaranteeing my clients’ international air freight arrives on time.”
In addition to David’s family participating in the Nippers program, Magellan Logistics were proud to support Fairhaven’s volunteer team with water safety rash vests.
Magellan Logistics are a privately owned company based in Melbourne, Australia. Magellan specialise in freight forwarding and customs clearance with specific expertise for the fashion and retail sectors.