The Club has an interesting history. In the 1950ís, the regulars at the old Milton Hotel bar in Port Shepstone started putting all their loose change into a box on the counter, initially to assist a chap whose family had hit hard times. After they had helped there, they decided to start a fund solely for the benefit of underprivileged children. In 1967 the Club was formally constituted and registered as the Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club and it operates between Hibberdene and Port Edward and as far inland as Harding.
One of the largest and popular fund raisers organised and run by the club is the annual Umzimkulu tube race. The tube race which started in 1978, has now become one of the most popular social events on the South Coast Calendar. Apart from raising an enormous amount of money for needy children, the race also promotes business for the local community as many of the entrants travel from other centres in the country to participate.
We were the first organisation to have members of both genders serving on our committee. The Club also has a reputation of "getting the job done" however big or small. Physical labour is the order of the day, as in many instances, instead of making cash donations, the members of the Club become physically involved with the fund raiser. We are actively involved in a host of charitable activities that may require assistance, focusing specifically on the needs of underprivileged children.