Frank's Gift for the Future

Frank Warnock has been boating his whole life. A sail-maker by trade, he reckons that he made over 35,000 yacht sails before he retired. He joined Coastguard in the early 1960s and remains a member to this day, even though he’s vastly experienced – with 25,000 ocean racing miles under his belt.

Frank understands the challenges that can arise at a moment’s notice when out at sea. “Knowing that Coastguard is there makes you feel better and gives you reassurance. It’s all about safety.”

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You’ll find Frank cruising the ocean every summer with his wife. “It’s comforting to know that if things go wrong at sea you can call Coastguard and they’ll sort it out,” Frank says. To the volunteers who dedicate many hours of their personal time to be there for others who need help, Frank’s message is: “Good on you. You’re a terrific bunch who save lives at sea.”

Frank has left a gift to Coastguard in his Will. “I want my legacy to go towards a service that needs the funding and relies on volunteers who do a bloody good job. It is such a worthwhile cause.”

You don't need to be rich to leave a lifesaving legacy. For information on leaving a gift in your Will and joining our special group of ‘Coastguardians’, contact Sue Morse on [email protected] or

Phone: (09) 303 4303 option 4 or 021 746 257

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