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Acronis Backs up Manly Life Saving Club

Backup and recovery specialist supports local life saving club and helps keep summer safe.
  • 12 November, 2009 14:22

<p>Acronis (http://www.acronis.com.au), will protect more than just data and IT systems this summer, but actively contribute to keeping the beach safe.</p>
<p>The backup and recovery company will take saving to new depths, by sponsoring Manly Life Saving Club for the season 2009/2010.</p>
<p>In addition to financial support, the sponsorship package will include Acronis backpacks for use by the patrol captains. Also included are gift packs for club members who are recognized by Manly Life Saving for their contribution over the season. These outstanding personnel awards include ‘Monthly Patrol Person of the Month’, ‘Patrol Person of the Year’ and a ‘Patrol of the Year’ award. Acronis will also be providing gift packs for the clubs instructors.</p>
<p>“We are very happy about our partnership with Acronis, for the 2009/2010 season. Acronis’ generosity will help so many people right here in the community as well as build awareness of the safety tips in and out of the water this summer,” said Robbie Williams, president for Manly Life Saving Club. “Since we received the support from Acronis, we have already seen an increase in the motivation and activities among our patrols.”</p>
<p>“We have an appreciation and ultimate respect for the life savers and club members who risk their lives every year to ensure our beaches are safe. In supporting Manly Life Saving Club, we are doing our bit to keep the beach a safe and happy place for all who visit this summer,” said Bill Taylor-Mountford, General Manager of Acronis ANZ.</p>
<p>Manly Life Saving Club is the biggest community service club on the NSW’s northern beaches and aims to ensure Manly Beach is a safe place to swim and surf, prevent the loss of life and develop and educate the community’s youth.</p>
<p>At this time, the partnership between Acronis and Manly Life Saving Club runs from October this year to March 2010. However, the company is looking to take this partnership to the long term and help provide essential support in keeping Manly Beach safe for many summers to come.</p>
<p>About Manly Life Saving Club</p>
<p>With over 1700 members and in its 99th year as a surf lifesaving club Manly Life Saving Club is a leader in many areas of lifesaving. Last year Manly Life Saving Club was the NSW Champion Club for the second year in a row and its club members performed over 85 rescues, over 5800 preventions and 15,290 patrol hours. In addition to keep up high standard of education and to keep manly beach safe its members gained over 1790 awards.</p>
<p>Manly Life Saving Club also recognises its role in the community in this regard it raised over $40,000 for charitable purposes, educated its youth re the dangers of drugs and alcohol and developed skills of over 650 nippers in lifesaving and water safety between the ages of 6 and 14 years.</p>
<p>About Acronis</p>
<p>Acronis is a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets. Acronis sells innovative solutions for disaster recovery, server consolidation and virtualisation migration, which allow users to maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software products are sold in more than 180 countries and are available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au.</p>

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