Ingenia Holiday Parks continues to support Surf Life Saving NSW

20 December 2022

Ingenia Holidays is proud to announce the extension of our partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) into 2024.  

“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 partnership continued to grow in 2022, with Ingenia Holidays becoming the Naming Rights Partner of the Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) program, supporting the development of younger SLSNSW members on their journey to be the lifesavers of tomorrow. 

 “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, Surf Life Saving NSW CEO 

As part of the partnership, SLSNSW has delivered vital First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training to Ingenia Communities staff in both Brisbane and Sydney. The broader Ingenia team also engaged in the online ‘Kitchen catch-up’ program – a mental health and wellbeing session providing the knowledge and tools to help you recognise the signs when someone is struggling. 

One of the year’s highlights was the Surf Safety Roadshow, when SLSNSW lifeguards delivered engaging educational surf safety sessions for hundreds of kids and families at our holiday parks during the busy spring school holidays. Kicking off at Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay the roadshow travelled in an Apollo motorhome all the way to Ingenia Holidays Eden Beachfront, with appearances at our key parks in between.  

“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 the Naming Rights Partner of the Junior Lifesaver program and 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, Kristy Minter, Ingenia General Manager People and Culture, was gifted a framed patrol cap by Surf Life Saving NSW CEO, 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 said.