NICE WORK: Mikayla Soppa competing in the egg and spoon race at the Elliott Heads Family Fun Day. Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail
NICE WORK: Mikayla Soppa competing in the egg and spoon race at the Elliott Heads Family Fun Day. Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail Mike Knott BUN220112FUN9

Old-fashioned fun at beach

STAFF at 4BU swapped their microphones for board shorts yesterday when they hosted a family fun day at the beach to raise money for Surf Life Saving Queensland.

About 50 kids and their families flocked to Elliott Heads for a day of sausage sizzles, sand and sports.

Radio host and general manager of 4BU Dave Stretton said while looming rain clouds had threatened the event, luck was on their side.

"The rain held off for us, which was great," Mr Stretton said.

"It was a really nice day."

Mr Stretton said plenty of fun, old-fashioned games were played.

"We had egg-and-spoon races, thong relays, thong throwing and some beach cricket," he said.

"It was a day of good old school fun on the beach."

The radio presenter said the parents weren't afraid to get in and have a go at the games with their kids.

"We had the mums in there with the three-legged race and having a hit at the beach cricket," he said.

"It was a great family day."

Mr Stretton said there was plenty to eat with Rise the Bake House and Ken's Kepnock Butchery providing the goods for a tasty lunch.

Mr Stretton said the event was the second in a series of three fundraisers to raise money for Bundaberg's surf lifesaving clubs.

"We had one at Bargara in December," he said.

"That raised about $1000."

Another fundraiser will be held at the Moore Park Surf Life Saving Club on February 19.

"(Surf Life Saving Queensland) doesn't get a lot of government support," he said.

"I know how hard they work."



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