Daydream Leisure Furniture Supporting Fred Hollows Foundation Wild Women on Top Coastrek

We are very proud and excited to announce Alana, our wonderful director, is taking part in the Fred Hollows Foundation Wild Women On Top Coastrek on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Daydream Leisure Furniture is proud to be able to a donate to such a great cause, sponsoring Alana and her team to walk the whopping 30km from Koonya Beach to Point Nepean on the 25th of May. Months of training have taken place for Alana to take part in this fantastic Coastrek event.

The Fred Hollows Foundation aims to ensure everyone, whether they are rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health. During his life time, Fred Hollows, the founder of the foundation a surgeon and humanitarian as well as a mountaineer worked towards ending avoidable blindness in Indigenous Australia and around the world.

The Wild Women On Top Coastrek is a team trekking challenge with the option of both 30 and 60km which supports the foundation by raising money to help eliminate avoidable blindness by walking along some of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines. Last Year the Melbourne Coastrek 2017 saw over 1,800 trekkers walk along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coast and raise close to $1.4m to restore sight so we are super excited to be contributing to it this year with hopefully a record amount raised. To date, the $19.3 million dollars raised through Coastrek events have gone restoring sight to tens of thousands blind people in situations where it could have been avoided, a very worthy cause. The money is used to train eye doctors and eye health workers and building many new eye hospitals. Click here to find out more about Coastrek or how you can register .

Giving back to the local community is something that is very important to us at Daydream Leisure furniture. We are regularly donating to local and national charities and always endeavour to give back to those who are less fortunate. If you are inspired by what Alana is doing you can get involved too, there is a Coastrek taking place here on the Sunshine Coast in July. Keep an eye out on on the Daydream Leisure Furniture’s Facebook for photos of the stunning views off the rugged Mornington Peninsula Coastline out over the Bass Strait and maybe even some of the Alana and her team along the way!

 

Image: Fred Hollows Foundation

Daydream Leisure Furniture Shares the Community Spirit with Ma & Pa Bendall

beach, Ma & Pa Bendall, sunshine coast

What are you doing this Easter long weekend? For many Sunshine Coast locals, Easter is a time for family, chocolate, and the infamous, long-running Ma & Pa Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest. Held this coming week, Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April; Moffat Beach, Caloundra will play host to the 43rd Annual surfing contest. This event is one of the longest running surfing contests in Australia with a total of $15,000 prize money. The Open Divisions’ winner will take home $2,000 thanks to event organisers, sponsors and local Surf Club, Windansea.

As the old story goes… “in 1974 the inaugural ‘Pa’ Bendall Memorial Contest was organised as a mark of respect for Charles Ben (Pa) Bendall. ‘Pa’ is the grandad of surfing in Queensland. He and his wife Marjory (Ma) settled in Caloundra in the 1950’s. There were only a handful of other surfers living locally at the time, and Ma & Pa became the mother and father of surfing on the Sunshine Coast” (Windansea, 2017).

At Daydream Leisure Furniture, we have been involved with the Ma & Pa Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest for the last five years. We love to get involved with Ma & Pa as it is a fabulous local event, organised by selfless locals who put a lot of time and effort into making sure this event is phenomenal, year-on-year. We have such a great local community here on the Sunshine Coast and this event is a prime example of our community’s spirit. Not to mention it is a great surf carnival in honour of Ma & Pa Bendall!

We do our bit by providing furniture for the sponsor’s marquee, and this year we will have our own marquee filled with the popular timber life buoy decor range. We originally started with only a select few life buoy’s that featured the names of local beaches. Now our list of beaches has grown to 26, including:

  • Mooloolaba
  • Dicky Beach
  • Shelly Beach
  • Alexandra Headland
  • Peregian Beach
  • Sunrise Beach
  • Mudjimba
  • Twin Waters
  • Marcus Beach
  • Kings Beach
  • Warana
  • Golden Beach
  • Kawana Island
  • Cotton Tree
  • Coolum
  • Currimundi
  • Maroochydore
  • Pelican Waters
  • Marcoola
  • Wurtulla
  • Moffat Beach
  • Noosa
  • Noosa River
  • Noosa Waters

 

This year, with the approval of the Ma & Pa Bendall committee, we will have special edition Ma & Pa Bendall life buoys. For every special edition life buoy sold, $10 will be donated back to the contest. Keep an eye out for more beaches being added to the collection soon.

The contest is a memorial to Pa’s enthusiasm for surfing and his efforts in promoting surfing and encouraging the young surfers of Caloundra and surfers worldwide.

Fall in love with being outside again – fall in love with the legacy of Ma & Pa Bendall with Daydream Leisure Furniture. To find out more about the event, Daydream Leisure Furniture’s involvement, and the special edition Ma & Pa Bendall collection, stop by and visit the team at Moffat Beach this Easter long weekend.

 

2017 Pa & Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest
Fri 14th April 2017 – Sun 16th April 2017
Moffat Beach, Caloundra QLD