Glory up the tower

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage and Perth Glory player Chris Coyne have climbed ‘Up the Tower’ to raise funds for Surf Life Saving Western Australia as part of our community development programmes.

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage and Perth Glory player Chris Coyne have climbed ‘Up the Tower- to raise funds for Surf Life Saving Western Australia as part of our community development programmes.

Along with sponsors, supporters, business people and celebrities, Sage and Coyne climbed up two lifeguard towers stationed in Forest Chase. Once up the tower, both were given a phone to call the generous people of Perth who would pledge donations for Surf Life Saving WA.

Sage and Coyne sat in the surf rescue towers for 20 minutes to help with funding to purchase vital rescue equipment, train and develop future lifesavers and deliver community education programs.

The ‘Up the Tower- campaign has been run in Queensland for the past 10 years and due to its success, has been introduced to Perth for the first time.

The event has raised over $25 000, with Perth Glory contributing over $2000. This money will go directly to local Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Volunteer surf lifesavers have also held their annual Surf Life Saving WA Street Appeal on Friday and it is expected that through tin shaking and door knocking another $75,000 would have been raised.