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Northern NSW : Rescue Spring 2017
Our community Drovers Run Described as one of the toughest treks in its six-year history, the bi-annual GrainCorp and Molafos Drover’s Run Outback Adventure was held from 29 July to 11 August. The convoy of 28 vehicles and 56 entrants travelled from Tamworth to outback South Australia visiting Brewarrina, Bourke, Tibooburra, Cameron Corner, Montecollina Bore, Maree, Wilpena Pound, Arkaroola, Silverton, Menindee Lakes, Louth and Gulargambone, before returning to Tamworth. Highlights of the 4,300-kilometre trip included spectacular scenery such as the Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre, receiving warm welcomes from the many townships visited vehicle breakdowns, and great camaraderie. Drivers and supporters raised more than $150,000 with Bruce and John Herdegen receiving the perpetual trophy for highest fundraisers collecting more than $25,000. Wyong Charity Race Day Another great day of racing at Wyong Race Club attracted 150 punters who turned out to back the annual fundraising event. New major sponsor Wideline Doors and Windows was supported by race sponsors Priority Business Lawyers, Bishop Collins, Hundred Percent Tiling, Farrar Legal, BJ Howes Metaland, Insurance House and Blueberry Events. The day was especially significant for a club staff member who was rescued by the Service following a car accident at Chain Valley Bay in 2009. Lismore Leisure Show Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Lismore Outdoor Leisure Show attracted more than 10,000 visitors and raised $120,000 during 7-9 July. Formerly the 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Marine Show, the rebranded display featuring 180 exhibitors enticed traditional grey nomads, families buying their first recreational vehicle or trailer, and young adventurers looking for the latest gear. More than 50 volunteers sold raffle tickets and assisted at the gates on the day with the crowd entertained by Flair Riders Action Motor Bike Show, Base Zero Climbing Wall, inflatable obstacle course, jumping castles, face painting and legendary bush poet, Murray Hartin. Major sponsors included Lismore Outboard, Boyds Bay Houseboats, TJM 4x4 Northern Rivers, Hertz and Lismore City Council. Event Coordinator Jeff Galbraith receives a warm welcome from Wanaaring Public School. Photo by Robert Chappell Photography Punters enjoying the hospitality 2017 Charity Shield winner Broadmeadow Magic On the road again. Photo by Robert Chappell Photography Game on The annual Charity Shield Match at Newcastle saw Broadmeadow Magic outplay the Lambton Jaffas 3-1 on 9 July. The Newcastle Support Group helped sell raffle tickets throughout the day, and a presentation auction contributed to proceeds exceeding $5,000. Special thanks to Steve from Elders Real Estate – Lambton, and the Broadmeadow Magic and Lambton Jaffas executive for their continued support of the Rescue Helicopter. 8 Rescue Magazine SPRING 2017
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