Upon finishing school in Switzerland, Verena decided to travel the world. Having carried a love of the great outdoors from childhood, Verena was determined to see the world in new ways. ‘When you travel, your horizons open up’ she says.
You would have been hard-pressed to find Verena anywhere for too long. She travelled right across the globe, visiting New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Kenya.
When she first visited Australia, Verena had happened upon a Surf Carnival in progress at Broadbeach, QLD. She was surprised at how skilled they were, especially the Nippers.
‘I was watching the Surf Carnival and I was very impressed. Especially with what the children were doing.’
It left a strong impression.
"I thought if I ever come to live here in Australia I would do something for Surf Life Saving."
True to her word, when Verena settled in Australia, she wanted to help Surf Life Saving Australia continue to support the community for generations to come. ‘It’s a very worthy charity because the young children are involved with learning how to save lives.’
So impressed by what she’d witnessed, Verena wanted to turn her passion for her new home into her legacy. She decided to include Surf Life Saving in her Will, so future children would be able to train and be safe, just like the Nippers she’d seen.
Verena loves the mateship Surf Lifesaving represents: ‘I like it when I walk along the beach and see the Surf Life Savers ready to help anyone in trouble.’
‘It’s very important to have the Surf Lifesavers. They do a great job. I decided to leave a gift in my Will to Surf Life Saving because at the end, it will save lives.’
Like Verena, you can also help our beaches stay safe for generations to come.
When you decide to make a bequest in your Will, you are giving one of the greatest gifts that will continue to help generations to come. And when you select Surf Life Saving as a beneficiary of your bequest, this one act of generosity genuinely saves lives. By helping to secure the future of Surf Life Saving, your gift will mean the beautiful beaches of Australia will always be watched over by skilled hands, providing protection for beach-goers.
Surf Life Saving has a long history of its volunteer lifesavers teaching new generations
of Australian kids to be safe at the beach. Surf Life Saving exists to keep your friends and family safe when they’re at the beach. And your bequest can ensure your children, your grandchildren, or even your great grandchildren can enjoy our beaches, in safety.
To find out more about leaving a legacy to Surf Life Saving, please contact us:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 3177 5831