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Northern NSW : Rescue Winter15
Nelson Bay Stockton Newcastle Sydney Cessnock Singleton Scone Denman Sandy Hollow Gloucester Nundle Muswellbrook Walcha Grafton Lismore Gunnedah Manilla Narrabri Wee Waa Moree Bingara Coonamble Gilgandra Coonabarabran Dubbo Mudgee Merriwa Quirindi Lightning Ridge Walgett Tamworth Armidale Barraba Warialda Central Coast Glen Innes Guyra Ta ree Forster Tuncurry Buladelah Dungog Port Macquarie Kempsey-Macleay Coffs Harbour Past and present volunteers and staff were on hand for the Newcastle Support Group’s latest cheque presentation to the Service at a celebratory morning tea recently hosted by Service Chairman Cliff Marsh. The group was formed in 2001 and this latest donation brings its contribution to the Service to more than $1 million. Fundraising is achieved mainly through catering for morning teas and barbecue lunches at the base, money tins and the Big Backyard and Christmas raffles. Apart from fundraising, over the years the Group has provided assistance to the Service at some of its major events such as the Annual Golf Day and Ball, Transport Awareness Day, the Stockton to Birubi Point Beach Walk and the Save our Babies Golf Day. Significant milestone Following National Volunteer Week in May, about 100 supporters from the local Hunter and Mid North Coast regions attended the Service’s 2015 Volunteers Conference at Tamworth. The program included networking opportunities, fundraising activities and updates on expansion plans following the successful tender to provide aeromedical, search and rescue services to Northern NSW from 2017. At the conference volunteers agreed to work hard to continue much-needed community awareness and fundraising programs. While trained pilots, crews and medical teams from the NSW Ambulance and Hunter Health directly deliver emergency and medical care, the work of volunteers and community fundraising makes it all possible. Volunteers at work THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is fortunate to have people in the community who dedicate their time, energy and money to supporting the Service. There are 34 volunteer support groups with more than 700 members spread throughout the region whose fundraising initiatives include events, raffles and functions to help ensure that no one ever has to pay to be rescued by the Service. 11 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2015
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