BRIGADE – AID BARGO 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2013
Brigade-Aid was set on by the Wollondilly Lions Club when it became apparent, during the recent fires in the area, that there was a lack of funding for the RFS. Local State MP Jai Rowell got behind the initiative and helped promote it.
It was booked In for Saturday the 30th of November to be held at the Barge Sports Ground and the Lions Club swung into action getting donations of food from local producers and supermarkets. It was advertised in the local papers and on radio.
The funds were raised by entry fees, the selling of food, donation boxes being taken around throughout the day, raffles and rides for kids.
Present were the local RFS brigades, NSW police, St Johns Ambulance and local produce store. Also the Lions Club from all around the area. They were there to cook the food and they asked the RRT to come and assist as we were an integral part in the last fires and to also show the community the new trailers that are being produced. The day started at around 9:00am and by 11:00am there were an estimated 3000 people in the sports ground. The lions club had a BBQ trailer and a free standing BBQ but were unable to keep up with the demand coming from the high number of people. The RRT fired up the BBQ on the back of the trailer and throughout the day we cooked in excess of 40KG of sausages, 20KG of Onion, 5kg of steak and plenty of eggs and bacon.
It was a very great day for all with plenty of fun. Over $60,000.00 being raised for the local RFS. These fund are well needed and will be put to good use.