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Northern NSW : Celebrating 40 years Rescue December2015
Saddle-up Denman Social media helped to attract a huge field of 175 riders to the annual Denman Charity Horse Ride held on 5 September. Riders travelled from as far as Victoria, Central Coast and Tamworth to take part in the 25-kilometre round trek that began and ended at the local pony club grounds. The Denman Support Group promoted the event on Facebook and said the six-hour ride through some of the region's most picturesque vineyards proved a popular family outing. Entertainment at the grounds included laser tagging, a chainsaw demonstration, jumping castle and a whip-cracking competition. A huge auction supported by local business and the community helped to raise a collective $14,500 for the Service. Roaring success The Newcastle Support Group's Trivia Night on 23 October at Kahibah Sports Club was a great event. The winning team, Medowie Lions, were attending their first trivia night. They received vouchers from Kahibah Sports Club and Capture Imaging Photographers. A total of $1,127 was raised on the night for the Helicopter Service. Special thanks to the donors of our raffle prizes (36 in all) along with Kahibah Sports Club and Capture Imaging for their help in making this night a success. Mention must be made of the efforts of Lynne Kellsted who supplied all the questions and answers for the night. She certainly made everybody think. We hope to make this an annual event so keep watching Rescue for further details. Right colours to a T The Wee Waa Support Group hosted 54 keen golfers at a successful annual Charity Golf Day on 27 September. Stunning conditions greeted participants as they headed out for a three-person ambrose competition. Golfers were encouraged to dress in red and yellow to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service from Newcastle, and 15 years from Tamworth. The best dressed cart belonged to the Baker family, who had streamers and especially embroidered shirts. Best dressed golfer was dubiously presented to Chris Hartnett. The Support Group would especially like to thank our new sponsor IGA. The Wee Waa store contributed $500 in prizemoney and $500 worth of food, which was whipped into two fabulous meals for the players. Steggles also provided chickens. This is the Support Group's annual fundraiser and it would like to thank the generous businesses, golfers, individuals and volunteers who bought a raffle ticket, donated a prize or auction item, made salads or sandwiches or simply came out to support this great cause. A big thank you also to Dick Crutcher, our extraordinary auctioneer. John Chaplin and Dick also entertained the crowd with a highly lucrative coin toss. The money raised helps save lives by providing free aeromedical services to the New England and North West. A generous $6000 was raised on the day. 16 Rescue Magazine CELEBRATING 40 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION
Rescue Aut 2016