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Northern NSW : Rescue Aut 2016
Faces of 40 years 'I look forward to playing Housie every Friday with my friends and we love winning every now and again.' Ethel Brendon who recently celebrated her 100th birthday has been playing Cash Housie for 25 years at Panthers Port Macquarie. Ethel is one of thousands of Housie players who have helped raise more than $15 million since 1989 to keep the Rescue Helicopter in the air. Since 2006, Steggles employees have donated from their pay packets each week to support charities including the Rescue Helicopter. These donations are matched by Steggles, dollar for dollar. The result of this is more than $700,000 in donations, which helps ensure that no one need pay to be assisted by the Rescue Helicopter. Thanks to the staff at Steggles for their generous support. 'We are eternally grateful to this amazing service and will be forever indebted to you. Without this incredible service, I'd hate to think where we would be now.' Lily's father, Graham is forever grateful to the Service which undertook a risky night retrieval to get his daughter to hospital after she broke her arm in a quad bike accident on their isolated property, near Stuart Point. OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS THE SERVICE HAS HAD THE HONOUR OF WORKING WITH AND ASSISTING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. IN A SPECIAL SERIES, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING JUST A HANDFUL OF THESE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THIS OUR 40TH YEAR. WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE SOME OF THEM TO YOU IN THIS ISSUE OF RESCUE. 'I am incredibly lucky to be alive and a significant part of that is due to the Rescue Helicopter and the fantastic service it provides. It has been my passion, since the very first day I woke up after my accident to help raise funds for the chopper.' After experiencing the value of the Service first hand Tamara Ferguson decided to give something back. The hardworking young volunteer now wants to encourage other young people to come on board. 'Having put several people in the chopper over the years the most satisfying thing for me is hearing the aircraft arrive on the scene and leave knowing the person will get the best medical care needed.' Ross Whittaker has been a member of the NE-NW Advisory Committee for the past 15 years and through his role heavily promotes the value of the Service to the mining industry. 21 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2016
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