Bulahdelah Lions and Hunting Clubs donate to local groups Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 6, 2017 VRA President Kevin Johnston, Bulahdelah Hunting Club Treasurer Greg Russell and Lions President Roger Dixon. THE Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) and the Community Activity Park Committee are the grateful recipients of generous donations from Bulahdelah Hunting Club. The VRA funds have been further boosted, with a donation from the Bulahdelah Lions Club. “We picked the VRA because we feel that they are a forgotten mob in town and they desperately need the funding for their equipment,” Hunting Club Treasurer Greg Russell said. “They are short on everything,” Lions President Roger Dixon told News Of The Area. “It’s a community group that needs community support, otherwise we may lose such a valuable service,” he said. VRA President, Kevin Johnston, said the money will be used to purchase much needed life-saving equipment. “Some of our equipment is very expensive, like the ‘Jaws of Life’ which costs upwards of $10,000,” he said. “The VRA members are all volunteers and are on call 24/7.” Mr Johnston said they attend all types of emergencies including motor vehicle accidents and search and rescues. The Hunting Club also donated to the Activity Park to assist with providing facilities for young people. “We feel that there needs to be the appropriate infrastructure in town to keep the youth occupied,” Mr Russell said. The Activity Park Committee, consisting of representatives from MidCoast Council, Lions, Schools, Police, Chamber and other community organisations. will meet next week to continue to drive the project forward. The Hunting Club has donated over $10,000 to community organisations over the years. By Daniel SAHYOUN Roger Dixon accepts a donation on behalf of the Bulahdelah Activity Park Committee from Hunting Club Treasurer, Greg Russell. Roger Dixon accepts a donation on behalf of the Bulahdelah Activity Park Committee from Hunting Club Treasurer, Greg Russell.