By Justin Flynn
Ocean Grove’s Dove Op Shop donated $1000 to local organisation Disabled Surfing Association recently.
The popular op shop, based at the Uniting Church, has raised $460,000 for local organisations since 2011.
“All profits go back to the community and we have a totally volunteer staff,” Dove joint coordinator Patricia Beesley told the Voice.
Disabled Surfing Association treasurer Narelle Lorbeer was on hand to receive the cheque from Ms Beesley at the Dove and was thankful for the donation.
Ms Lorbeer said the club plans to buy a new surfboard with the donation.
“It’s absolutely huge and a massive donation,” Ms Lorbeer said.
“Thank you to the Dove and we are grateful and appreciative of the donation.
“The funds will go a long way to helping us and our participants.”
The Dove gives out roughly $80,000 each year to local organisations and is a not-for-profit organisation.