The story of 2020 really is one of resilience and the ability of our community to hang together and continue to provide the essential services we do.Thankfully we seem to be surfacing and are rising towards the light! September was a month for strategic planning, when we looked back at the last five years, planned for the next five years, and ironed out detailed objectives for the next year.Survival was on the agenda – perhaps not surprisingly – and, on reflection, our financial models have stood us in good stead. The fact that we have almost 100 000 donors of various shapes and sizes across a huge diversity of society and business is crucial to our sustainability, and you guys deserve our respect and thanks for being our lifejacket in 2020.Summer has already seen a rebound to beaches, dams, rivers and waterways in greater numbers, which demands a greater need for focus on safety. So, keep rip currents and beach safety top of mind, always keep children within sight around water, keep your lifejacket on and enjoy what will be a huge relief and de-stressor from the trauma of 2020.Have a great summer!https://issuu.com/wendymaritz/docs/nsri-sea-rescue-magazine-summer2020We would like to express our sincere apologies to John Patlansky and IVS Shipping for the misprint in the article published and printed in our latest issue of SEA RESCUE magazine. We have retracted the old digital version and reuploaded the new.