Friday 2nd September, 2022
Tathra brigade recently received a generous donation by Merimbula Mowers and Marine Pty LtdPictured is Tathra Captain, Adam Wiggins with Dave receiving the donated Stihl MS271 chainsaw in front of our category 9 response vehicle.
Chainsaws serve many purposes in the Rural Fire Service and this has come up at a great time leading into the fire season. Many thanks to Kylie and Dave for their support in emergency services.
The Brigade is extremely fortunate to have a local charity look after us so well. Just recently, members from the Tathra Sunshine Club stepped up to purchase a 10kVA diesel generator, which will run all appliances in the Station if there is a power failure. This is what happened during the Tathra fires 2018 and the volunteers were left without power for some time.A generator of this capacity is well over the $6,000 mark and then you have to factor in the electrical wiring and concrete slab to put it on. Not cheap!
Joe and Quyen of Tathra Bakery and Café have kindly donated $1400 after committing to donate $1 from each pie sold and 50cents from each coffee for the Month of May. There was a total of 837 pies and 983 coffees consumed. Thanks to everyone that helped support the local business as well as supporting the local brigade. Joe and Quyen also had a donation tin on the counter for the brigade, the good people who donated raised a further $366.Thanks very much to Joe and Queyn, do yourself a favour and call in for a coffee and pie. Thanks very much to Joe and Queyn, do yourself a favour and call in for a coffee and pie.
GARDEN FUNDRAISER: Tathra RFS brigade captain Adam Wiggins with Margaret Evans, John Davidson and Val Little. Picture: Andrew McPherson,
Tathra RFS brigade captain Adam Wiggins with Margaret Evans, John Davidson and Val Little. Picture: Andrew McPhersonTathra's volunteer firefighting brigade has received a generous donation ahead of the upcoming bushfire season. Kalaru resident Margaret Evans donated $535.05 to the town's NSW Rural Fire Service brigade over the weekend."Thank you to Margaret and supporters for assisting the brigade, which in turn assists the community. We are extremely appreciative," the brigade said. A small group of fellow Kalaru residents joined in the handover of the funds, which were raised during an open garden event at Ms Evans' home. Her garden has featured on national television after it was established by her late husband Norm in 1966. A fundraising raffle was also held on the day, with the winner Ken Trevanion of Bega, taking home a hand-woven scarf made by Tathra resident Val Little.Work is also continuing on the upgrade of the town's fire station, with Kaos Constructions leading work on a dedicated training and meeting room to go alongside internal refurbishments, including a kitchen and laundry.
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The Merimbula Ladies Bowling Group have recently held a charity bowling day and the ladies preference was for funds to go to the Tathra RFS Brigade for some kind of equipment, etc, that would assist us protect the community.L to R Christine Keens, Chair of Club Sapphire, Merimbula, Prue Kelly, Felicity White, President of Merimbula Ladies Bowling Club and Richard GallimoreThe Brigade is extremely thankful for their efforts and we were presented with a cheque for $2500.00. This will go a long way in providing the Brigade with new handheld UHF radios. Again, thanks ladies and thanks to the wider community for your continued support.
Christine Keens, Chair of Club Sapphire, Merimbula; Prue Kelly, Felicity White, President of Merimbula Ladies Bowling Club and Richard Gallimore
The Tathra Ladies Golf held a trash and treasure day recently that raised $3000. The group donated it to the Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade in order to assist the Brigade build its capability to deal with future incidents.
Photo: Tathra Ladies Golf representative presenting cheque for $3000 to Brigade Captain Adam Wiggins
A group of bikers from Canberra made the scenic trip to Tathra to donate a generous collection from the Canberra and Queanbeyan public. Roy Fisher was responsible for the idea, supported by Sue Hiltunen, Kurt Gardiner and Roy, Mark, Ken and David Fisher. Over $200 was collected.
Tathra Brigade are still overwhelmed by the generosity of the public. A big thank you to all.