Heathcote RSL and Heathcote and District Community Bank have joined forces, donating water to Heathcote CFA.BRONWYN BEYERS November 21, 2012 4:49am
Joining forces are (from left) RSL president Tony Illarietti, CFA volunteer Rory O’Donohue, Heathcote CFA captain Shane Nixon and Heathcote and District Community Bank manager Les Owens.
A Victorian Government decision in September to cut CFA funding has affected district CFA units.
Heathcote CFA was informed it would no longer be supplied with bottled water unless a volunteer was available to travel to Bendigo to collect it.
Heathcote RSL president and Heathcote and District Community Bank manager Les Owens decided to join forces and donate a pallet of water to the Heathcote CFA as a way of helping out.
‘‘It’s a collaboration between the RSL and the bank to help out the CFA at the start of the fire season,’’ Heathcote RSL president Tony Illarietti said.
‘‘When it was mentioned that they’d already had a few fires, the RSL and bank jumped on it.’’
‘‘We do a lot of fundraising to keep the unit going and everything maintained, but this is the first time other community organisations have thought about the firefighters themselves,’’ Heathcote CFA captain Shane Nixon said.
‘‘We might spend an hour putting out a fire, but we can spend eight hours mopping up and that’s thirsty work.
‘‘The brigade is just ecstatic to get this kind of support from the community.’’
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.