Community support for local Fire Brigades continues to be amazing.

Noel Quince, Mary Cooper, Barbara Jenson and Ralph Clark at the Grange cheque handover presentation.

MARY Cooper and Barbara Jenson from The Grange Craft Group presented representatives of the local Pindimar Tea Gardens Rural Fire Brigade Noel Quince and Ralph Clark with a cheque for $500.00 on Friday morning 28 February.

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At the cheque presentation hand over from the Grange Craft Group, discussion revolved around the unprecedented 2019/2020 fire season and reasons why the group had decided to support the local Rural Fire Brigade this year for their time, effort and hard work put in by all to keep not only our community safe from fires but also to those local members who were part of teams deployed out of area.

Noel Quince said, “we now have around sixteen new recruits joining the brigade with the first batch of eight due to finish their Basic Training next month.”

The Grange Craft Group hold in total 3 raffles each year with this donation being the proceeds from their Christmas Raffle.

“Whatever fundraising we do, we like to keep it local and we wanted to show our appreciation of what you have done for us over this difficult season,” Mary Cooper said.

Ralph Clark replied that,” The generosity shown by this community to our Brigade has been amazing and we are thankful to you for this donation, monies donated will be and have already been used for purchases of new equipment, upgrades of both Tea Gardens and Pindimar Fire Stations and training facilities.”


By Sandra CLARK

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