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Northern NSW : Rescue Autumn 2017
Truckloads of support What better way to celebrate the opening of Glen Artney Truck Repairs than with a charity fundraising event at the Tamworth Golf Club on 3 February. Organised by owner, Mick McCulloch, 120 players teed off to help raise $25,000 for the Rescue Helicopter. The day was also supported by McCulloch Bulk Haulage, Brown and Hurley, CJ Roswell Electrical Services, Blackwoods, Cummins, Advanced Planning and many other generous supporters. The Service shares a long history with the trucking industry which will now benefit from the new state-ofthe-art repairs facility that will serve local and interstate truckers. Signature style Residents of the Signature Gardens Retirement Resort at Rutherford, near Newcastle, saw their hard work and fundraising efforts rewarded when they recently donated $8,000 to the Rescue Helicopter. The money was raised during a popular fair held at the retirement home last year, along with a donation from the village owner, and was presented to the Service’s Community Liaison Officer, Adam Tyrrell, in February. (L-R) THE SERVICE’S MICK WILSON WITH CHAIRMAN CLIFF MARSH OAM, MICK AND JO MCCULLOCH, AND FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER JAMES LAWRENCE Luncheon celebrates the legacy of a Hunter great Emerging talents in the hospitality sector were formally recognised at a special function held in honour of the late Trevor Drayton on 26 February 2017. Soon after Mr Drayton was tragically killed in an accident at Pokolbin in 2008, a group of his friends including Scott Webster, Richard Jones and Paul Tynan, established a scholarship by holding an annual fundraising luncheon. In 2016 the group formed a partnership with the Hunter TAFE Foundation and this year awarded six scholarships to students who are currently studying commercial cookery, hospitality and viticulture. Wooly offering The generosity of the McLaren family was on display again at their successful Nerstane Merino Stud’s annual Ram Sale on 7 January. The donation of the proceeds of a ram combined with the money from the Walcha volunteer support group’s barbecue amounted to nearly $3,000 for the Service. It was the 20th year of the sale at the Woolbrook property and further evidence of rural communities helping to make a difference. Hamish McLaren is an advisory committee member of the New EnglandNorth West Service and helps promote many agricultural initiatives. Bidding from five states assisted Nerstane merino stud achieve a sale high of $8,000 twice. THE SERVICE’S ADAM TYRRELL WITH SIGNATURE GARDENS RESIDENTS. PHOTO BY SAGE SWINTON - THE MAITLAND MERCURY (L-R) SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS BRENT HUTTON, CHLOE JORDAN, WITH PETER DRAYTON (DRAYTON’S FAMILY WINES), CHRISTINE WARRINGTON (HUNTER TAFE), SCOTT WEBSTER (SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDER), PAUL TYNAN (SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDER), KIM WILLIAMS, NEVILLE SAWYER (HUNTER TAFE FOUNDATION), JAMES DYLE AND RICHARD JONES (SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDER). Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2017 9
Rescue Winter 2017