Big Paddle hands over $5000 to three groups

Competitors ready for the first Big Paddle.
Competitors ready for the first Big Paddle. Kate O'Neill

ORGANISERS of the inaugural Byron Bay Australia Day Big Paddle have handed over $5000 to three beneficiaries, the Byron Bay Hospital, Byron Bay Surf Club and the Byron Sports Foundation.

One of the organisers, Gary Morgan from Style Surfing School, said the event wouldn't have been possible without the support of local business sponsors, Cape Byron Trust, Cape Byron Marine Park, the surf club and a host of volunteers.

Gary (right) is pictured with Tony McCabe (Byron Bay Hospital supporter), Maureen Weir (Byron Hospital Auxiliary), Lance O'Conner (Red 7 Racing Skis), Marie Ronan (Byron Hospital Auxiliary), Mike McCabe (Amore Coffee), David Green (Byron Sports Foundation), Dan McCabe (Style Surfing School), John Morgan (Maddog Surfboards), Danny Wills (Quiksilver), James King (Beach Hotel), Neil Cameron (Byron Bay Surf Club) and Jeremy Bennett (Byron Bay Property Sales.)

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