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Northern NSW : Summer 2017
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is fortunate to have people in the community who dedicate their time, energy and resources to support the Service. There are currently 35 Volunteer Support Groups with more than 750 members who are spread across the region. These people are tireless workers who add great value to our fundraising and awareness of our activities. Volunteers at work Nelson Bay Sydney Singleton Scone Denman Sandy Hollow Gloucester Nundle Muswellbrook Walcha Gunnedah Manilla Narrabri Barraba Wee Waa Moree Bingara Coonabarabran Mudgee Quirindi Ta mworth Armidale Warialda Inverell Gosford Glen Innes Guyra Taree Fo rster Bulahdelah Dungog Hastings Kempsey-Macleay Tweed Heads Maitland Stockton Cessnock Newcastle It was sweet victory for Glencore’s Ravensworth Rhinos who were crowned champions in the 2016 A-Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Mining Charity Rugby League Knockout Competition at Singleton on 8 October. The Rhinos convincingly defeated Peabody Energy’s Wambo Wolves 18-nil in the decider. Organised by the Singleton Volunteer Support Group, 300 mining employees made up the 16 teams competing in the rugby league 10’s competition at Pirtek Park. More than 70 local businesses backed teams to help their fundraising targets with major sponsorship secured from A-Plus Contracting, Pirtek, IEEP Engineered Products, Jennings Print, Workpac and Betts Bowers Haulage. Providing support and assistance on the day were Coal Services Mines All aboard The Rail Motor Society’s unit 621/721 hosted 80 passengers for an enjoyable train ride from Cessnock to Muswellbrook to catch some race day action. Guests were served refreshments by friendly Rail Motor Society staff and volunteers from the Cessnock Support Group, with four of the crew dual members of both groups. After arriving at Muswellbrook railway station, punters were bussed to the local racetrack to enjoy a full day of betting before heading back to the station for the journey home. Members from the Cessnock Volunteer Support Group and Rail Motor Society join forces to ensure a memorable ride Austar Swamp Rats battling it out with the Wambo Wolves Ravensworth Rhinos claim the title Knockout comp a big hit Rescue (First Aid), Group 21 Rugby League Referees Association and the Singleton Rugby League Football Club, along with the local Rotary and Lions clubs. The event attracted 1,600 spectators and raised $60,000 for the Rescue Helicopter. 12 Rescue Magazine SUMMER 2017
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