At the presentation at the Byron Bay Surf Club on Monday are (from left) Zane Holmes, Tahnee Fleming, Jeda Greenlaw and Jade Nelson-Chapman from the Byron Bay Surf Club and Michael Sharpe from Telstra.
At the presentation at the Byron Bay Surf Club on Monday are (from left) Zane Holmes, Tahnee Fleming, Jeda Greenlaw and Jade Nelson-Chapman from the Byron Bay Surf Club and Michael Sharpe from Telstra.

Telstra hands out the money

World and Australian ironman champion Zane Holmes has congratulated the Byron Bay Surf Club on receiving a share in the 2009 Telstra Assistance Fund.

Holmes was in Byron Bay on Monday, along with Telstra representatives, to attend a presentation at the surf club.

The club was one of 759 clubs in Australia which have received new sporting equipment thanks to the fund.

Three new rescue tubes worth $100 each were purchased with the money.

The Mullumbimby Junior Rugby League Club also received money from the fund.

“I know how important it is to have good equipment at all levels of sport,” Holmes said.

Telstra area general manager for North Coast NSW Michael Sharpe said Telstra was proud to continue to support grassroots and community clubs on the Far North Coast.

“The fund aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage participation in sport,” he said.

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