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Northern NSW : Rescue Autumn 2017
Tweed Heads Byron Bay Lismore Casino Tenterfield Lightning Ridge Moree Wee Waa Warialda Inverell Bingara Guyra Manilla Narrabri Gunnedah Coonabarabran Dubbo Merriwa Sandy Hollow Mudgee Barraba Tamworth Armidale Quirindi Scone Muswellbrook Denman Nundle Gloucester Cessnock Singleton Maitland Dungog Coffs Harbour Walcha Hastings Kempsey-Macleay Taree Forster Buladelah Nelson Bay Stockton Gosford Sydney Best balladeers The annual Bush Balladeers Concert held during the lead up to Tamworth’s Country Music Festival remains a popular event attracting 300 people. Now in its 12th year, the program of talented artists included Big Al, Tommy Maxwell, Patti Morgan, Tracy Coster, Rodney Walker and Lynette Guest at the Kootingal Bowling Club. Hannafords Coaches supplied a free courtesy bus. Presented by the Tamworth Volunteer Support Group, and ably assisted on the day by popular emcee Graham ‘Dubby’ Doubleday, the concert raised $4,200 for the Rescue Helicopter. Newcastle Volunteers at work 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 37 Volunteer Support Groups with more than 1000 members who are spread across the region. These people are tireless workers who add great value to the fundraising and awareness of our activities. Glen Innes Grafton Help noted HONOURED VOLUNTEERS SHOW OFF THEIR AWARD AT THEIR AGM Aussie pride It was a proud day for Scone Support Group volunteers when they were awarded Community Group of the Year at the Scone Australia Day Awards. Since the group was formed in 2010 it has been hard at work raising funds and awareness about the Rescue Helicopter. During that time, generous support received from the local community has helped to contribute more than $320,000. 12 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2017 A young Singleton volunteer and Rescue Club member has been recognised for her community support and fundraising efforts. Brianna Fogarty was presented the Bishop’s Award for contributions to community, parish, church and school, during the Catholic Schools week opening mass on 7 March. 16 year old Brianna assists the Singleton Support Group and attends meetings, helps with fundraising, charity events and Christmas gift wrapping. The Year 10 student at St Catherine’s College Singleton also visits the elderly, is the 2017 Social Justice prefect and helped to establish a Mini Vinnies at her school. BRIANNA FOGARTY RECEIVING HER BISHOP’S AWARD
Rescue Winter 2017