Ingenia Holiday Parks has extended its partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW for a further two years, supporting surf safety programs and volunteer events.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue this journey with Ingenia Holiday Parks,” said SLSNSW President, George Shales OAM.

“So many families enjoy holidaying on the coast, staying at holiday parks and visiting the beach. It’s a partnership that has such a natural fit.”

The last 12 months has seen Ingenia at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships as a Supporting Partner and as the Naming Rights Partner of the Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) program supporting the development of our younger members on their journey to be the lifesavers of tomorrow.

As part of the partnership, Surf Life Saving NSW has delivered vital First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training to Ingenia staff in Brisbane and Sydney. The broader Ingenia team also engaged in the online ‘Kitchen catch-up’ program – a mental health and wellbeing session that provides basic knowledge and tools to help recognise when someone around you is struggling.

One of the highlights of the year was the Beach Safety Roadshow that saw our Australian Lifeguard Service professionals hit the road from Byron Bay to Bermagui in a Surf Life Saving NSW-branded Apollo motorhome, dropping into Ingenia Holiday Parks along the way to deliver surf safety presentations to park guests. Hundreds of kids and families learned all about the dangers to look out for at the beach and how to stay safe.

“The engagement was really high and well received by our holiday park guests,” said Matthew Young, the General Manager Tourism, Ingenia Holiday Parks.

The next two years will see Ingenia Holiday Parks continue as Naming Rights Partner of the Junior Lifesaver program as well as taking on the Naming Rights of the iconic Beach to Bush program which will be celebrating its 30th year in 2023.

To mark the occasion of the partnership extension, Surf Life Saving NSW CEO, Steve Pearce presented Kristy Minter, Ingenia General Manager, People and Culture, a framed patrol cap.

“The partnership with Ingenia Holiday Parks supports our work in developing our young members and delivering beach safety messages across NSW – it’s fundamental to what we do,” said Steve Pearce.

“Ingenia is proud to be continuing the partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW and in doing so, investing in coastal safety which benefits our whole community including our holiday park guests,” Kristy added.

Monday 19 December 2022