Sails Resort joins Rotary Sunrise for Town Beach sail donation

Sail donation: The Taphouse Group Facilities Manager Stewart Tonkin, Neville Ramm, Malcolm McNeil, Trish Affleck-Mooney, Paul Haynes, Neil Black of Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise  and Doug Riley Site Manager Lipman. Pic: Meraki Photograpghy

Sail donation: The Taphouse Group Facilities Manager Stewart Tonkin, Neville Ramm, Malcolm McNeil, Trish Affleck-Mooney, Paul Haynes, Neil Black of Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise and Doug Riley Site Manager Lipman. Pic: Meraki Photograpghy

Visitors to Port Macquarie’s Town Beach park will benefit from a new sail area.

The project is a collaboration between Sails Resort Port Macquarie and the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise. 

Residents and visitors will now be able to enjoy much needed shade in this popular space.

The Taphouse Group and Sails Resort are delighted to donate the white sails from the front of the resort now in its final stages of a $20 million make over

Group Facilities and Asset Manager Stewart Tonkin, facilitated the removal of the sails from the resort.

“This is quite a momentous day for The Taphouse Group and the structure – these sails have been the symbol of the resort for nearly 33 years and have been the first thing to welcome guests on arrival,” he said.

“We are delighted to be able to donate this to the Port Macquarie community and assist Sunrise Rotary with their ongoing community works.

“This is fitting with The Taphouse Group’s philosophy of children, family and the community first in business.”

Rotary Sunrise director of community services, Malcolm McNeil, said he is pleased with the collaboration between the two entities.

“We are thankful to Sails Resort and the Taphouse Group for donating the sails to us and appreciate the opportunity to give them another life to the benefit of the wider community,” he said.

The installation of the new shade sails above the park at Town Beach is currently scheduled for later this year.

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