Commemorative Ribbon as a fundraiser for Gallipoli 2015

16th July 2014

Gallipoli 2015 … you can be there by having your name on a special Commemorative Ribbon

The Gallipoli 100 is a surf boat event taking place in April 2015 and will involve around 80 surf boats manned by Australian, New Zealand, British, French and Turkish crews. These crews will row over an 80km distance along the Dardanelles, Aegean Sea and the Gallipoli Peninsula. The crews will proceed to a landing close to where the ANZACs landed 100 years earlier.

RB Ribbon 1(copy)      

Commemorative Ribbon

Gallipoli(copy)A special Commemorative Ribbon, printed with the names of individuals and families who wish to honour those who gave their lives following the Gallipoli landing in 1915, will be carried on the Red Beach boat during its journey to the beach landing and the commemorations. It will be presented for display at the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club on the crew’s return to New Zealand.
The proceeds from the names on the Ribbon will go towards funding a new surf boat for the club.

For the Commemorative Ribbon Request Form, click here

Red Beach rowers carried out a Gallipoli training row along Auckland's East Coast Bays on Anzac Day 2014. The three-hour journey took them to Devonport in time for a 9.45 am parade and service. Crew changes were made at each of the stops.   Click to enlarge.

Gifting of Surf Boat                       

Following the commemorations at Gallipoli, the Red Beach surf boat will be gifted to a start-up surf club in Turkey to assist with surf lifesaving training which will help stem the high incidence of beach drownings in that country.

How to have your name(s) printed on the Commemorative Ribbon

For the Commemorative Ribbon Request Form, click here

There are 3 easy ways to make payment …
A)  Pay by cheque, made out to Red Beach SLSC, and send it with your completed Request Form to the club’s PO Box address.

B)  Make a direct payment to the Red Beach SLSC bank account; the account number is on the Request Form. Be sure to enter your name as a reference. Email a scanned copy of your completed form to

C)  Pay online to FundraiseOnline. Click on ‘Make A Donation’ then complete all details and enter your name(s) for the Ribbon in the Message box.