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Northern NSW : Summer 2011
Our community Muswellbrook tops a million Trucks command attention Trucks on the move for Transport Awareness Day Through the untiring efforts of Joe and Margaret Matthews, the Muswellbrook Volunteer Support Group, the Muswellbrook business community and the coal industry, over one million dollars has been raised in the past 10 years from the the Black Coal Cup and the Black Coal Ball. The Upper Hunter communities rely heavily on the aero medical transport provided by the Service and they certainly show their support with these two outstanding events. Many sponsors commit to these events each year, businesses provide many prizes for raffles and auctions, companies bring their staff and clients to play, volunteers work hard to make the day a success and the Muswellbrook Golf Club provide a great facility and good ser vice. It is truly a community effort. Everyone involved at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service from the Directors, Management, Staff and Volunteers applaud and thank the Muswellbrook community and Coal Industry for their achievement over 10 years. The Road Transport Awareness Day is all about creating a transparent environment for people to gain knowledge and insight into the Transport and Logistics industry. This year it was held on Sunday 6th November and it was another successful event for all involved with proceeds benefiting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 120 trucks left the Sandgate Markets for their convoy to the Newcastle Foreshore at 9.00 am. All were washed and beautifully polished for the display which attracted a large crowd. The entertainment and trade displays were kept busy all day in glorious sunshine. Many thanks and congratulations go to the participating companies, their drivers and volunteers for their contribution. The day is ultimately about safety and increasing awareness of the transport industry. For over a decade, the Newcastle Transport Awareness Day has been promoting the Transport Industry to other road users, future employees, regulators and itself. The whole day is supported by the Australian Trucking Association, industry and community sponsors. It’s also an opportunity for the community to learn how to live with trucks, respect the trucking industry and learn the importance of trucking to the community and the Australian economy. Naturally, without the support of sponsors this event could not be held. Appreciation is extended to all the sponsors, businesses and companies that ensure this event is successful. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Summer 2011 Page 17
Winter 2012 redo