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Northern NSW : Rescue Autumn 2017
Our community SECRETARY OF MOREE RACE CLUB MICHELLE GOBBERT (HOLDING CUP) WITH SERVICE CEO RICHARD JONES OAM (L) AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PACIFIC NATIONAL AND THEIR PARTNERS. Moree Chopper Cup Despite reaching 40 degrees on the racetrack, the local community rallied to support the Moree Chopper Cup Charity Dinner and Race Day held 17-18 February. Shadow Show won the Chopper Cup trained by Ron Morris from Texas, Queensland. Celebrity, Tony Squires, emceed the dinner attended by 130 guests, with special guest, Rob Archibald from Gai Waterhouse’s stables, helping to entertain the crowd. During the past three years the event has gone from strength to strength thanks to ongoing support from major sponsors Moree Race Club and Pacific National. In 2016 it won the NSW Country and Provincial Racing outstanding achievement award. THE RESCUE HELICOPTER’S INFORMATION STAND ON SHOW AT CARL’S JR Chosen charity Carl’s Jnr celebrated its first birthday on the Central Coast by announcing a charity-of-choice partnership with the Rescue Helicopter on 2 February. Bateau Bay store’s General Manager, Lindsay Brennan, said the alignment was a perfect fit with the burger chain’s customers. The birthday celebrations were combined with Chopper Day where customers found out about the important work carried out by the Service. (R-L) THE SERVICE’S MICK WILSON WITH THE EVER-WATCHFUL EAGLE EYE TEAM Eagle eyes A big shout out to Eagle Eye Self Storage, which is providing the Service’s Tamworth base with two storage sheds free of charge. This generous support allows important equipment that is used regularly at events, and also by the engineering team, to be protected and stored safely. Thanks Eagle Eye Self Storage! Harley help Harley lovers who took part in the annual Harleys for Humanity touring event raised more than $11,000 for the Service. Harley Davidson enthusiasts gathered last November for a weekend-long Turkey on Tour event which started at Hexham and included an overnight stay at Uralla before finishing the ride at Port Macquarie. Fundraising efforts included cash donations along with raffles and silent auctions. Members of the club visited the Broadmeadow base in February to present their generous donation. HARLEY CLUB MEMBERS AND THEIR BELOVED BIKES 8 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2017
Rescue Winter 2017