Bangalow fireys help with bushfire appeal

BANGALOW Fire Brigade were graciously allowed by the Bangalow Parks Trust to man the gates to the market parking at the Bangalow Markets on Sunday to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

The crew started at 8am, taking donations at the gate entrances until 2pm.

During the course of the day they raised $5350.

Patrons of the markets certainly opened their hearts and wallets on the National Day of Mourning.

The amount was above and beyond what they expected and they were amazed at how many people came back later to donate more.

The money will be forwarded to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal and the brigade thanked all of those who donated for their generosity, and the Bangalow Parks Trust for allowing them to attend the market for the appeal.

Crew members who attended the day were Captain Andrew Hill, Deputy-Capt Mellissa Madden, rural firefighters Gary Potter, Colin Banks, Louise Smiles, Jacqui Annandale, John Curtis and Bradley Hill.

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